Waste

Willoughby City Council goes single-use plastic free

07 September, 2018

Willoughby City Council has passed a motion to remove single-use plastics from all council operations.


Consortium to create new products from agricultural waste

29 August, 2018

The Agricultural Product Development Research Consortium will bring together a total of 18 partners to develop high-value products from agricultural waste.


100,000 contact lenses recycled in one year

23 August, 2018 | Supplied by: TerraCycle

The Bausch + Lomb Recycling Programme, launched in 2017 to help keep contact lenses, lens cases and blister packs out of landfill, has successfully recycled over 100,000 pieces of lens waste.


Speakers announced for Waste Expo Australia 2018

21 August, 2018

More than 55 industry speakers have been confirmed for Waste Expo Australia's three conferences — Waste Summit, Waste Evolution and Wastewater Summit.


Used coffee grounds could be turned into coffee cups

21 August, 2018

A PhD student has developed a method to turn coffee grounds into lactic acid, which can then be used to produce biodegradable plastics for use in disposable coffee cups.


Your old jeans could be turned into artificial cartilage

10 August, 2018

Old denim jeans are set to find new life as artificial cartilage for joint reconstruction, thanks to advanced textile recycling methods being pioneered at Deakin University.


Road built out of plastic bags, glass and printer cartridges

03 August, 2018

Integrated services company Downer partnered with Close the Loop to innovatively tailor waste products such as soft plastics to suit a road construction application.


Councils reinforce concrete with recycled plastic

03 August, 2018

Australian councils are using recycled polypropylene (PP) plastic waste in the form of 'Emesh' to reinforce concrete pavements and other infrastructure.


Waste reduction grants awarded to WA community groups

02 August, 2018

Twenty-six community groups are set to share in $242,657 to reduce waste, improve recycling and provide community education.


VWMA to tackle rising insurance costs

02 August, 2018

The Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) has begun work to develop a package of support to tackle rising insurance costs for its members.


Cleanaway contracted to clean up Queensland

23 July, 2018

Cleanaway Waste Management has taken delivery of 18 Scania 6x4 prime movers (six G 480s and 12 R 560 V8s) to service a new contract with a major Queensland council.


Smart plastics make the circular economy go round

23 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Diversified Exhibitions Australia

Smarter sustainable solutions may be on the horizon for the Australasian waste and recycling landscape.


Clever waste management system for our waterways

17 July, 2018

Designed to reduce and ultimately eliminate pollution in our waterways, the Seabin is a simple concept coupled with an innovative design.


Internet of sewers being discussed at Waste Expo Australia 2018

16 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Waste Expo

Waste Expo Australia will return to Melbourne from 3–4 October and will include the new Wastewater Summit in 2018.


Simpro Hiflow bin lift system

16 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Simpro Handling Equipment

Hiflow is a high-capacity bin lift system that is designed to grip, lift and empty bins up to 1100 L.


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