Australian export of scrap paper and plastics has dropped significantly in value due to global oversupply, brought about as a result of China's National Sword policy.
UNSW's newly launched microfactory can transform the components from e-waste, such as discarded smartphones and laptops, into valuable materials for re-use.
The Waste Management Association of Australia and Australian Council of Recycling are calling for development and implementation of an Australian Circular Economy & Recycling Action Plan.
The Boomerang Alliance is calling on the government to address plastic pollution as a matter of priority, in accordance with our international obligations.
A project led by the Vinyl Council of Australia has identified several novel recycling applications for the 1.2 million m2 of PVC advertising banners sent to landfill each year.
The first ever Global Recycling Day, to be held on 18 March, is intended to unite people across the world, highlighting the need to conserve the Earth's primary resources.
Deakin University and Plan International Australia have successfully trialled technology capable of 3D printing plumbing and sanitation supplies using discarded plastics.
Bestech Australia introduces the wireless sensor network from BeanAir, suitable for monitoring emissions and air quality in tunnels.
While throwing old cables and computers out with your general office waste may seem easy, the better business decision is to responsibly recycle your old or unused electronics.
Long-term solutions are needed to manage Victoria's growing growing waste and commingled recycling streams.
Social enterprise, makerspace and e-waste recycling centre Substation33 improves the mental health and wellbeing of its participants while also enabling them to give back to the environment.