The circular economy is more fashionable than you think.
The community needs to understand how the recycling sector operates and the challenges it faces to ensure its long-term survival.
Fujitsu's Smart eWaste bin sits in an organisation's office and is equipped with IoT sensors that monitor the fill levels. When the bin is full, Fujitsu's recycling partner arrives on-site to swap out an inner bin and is gone again in moments.
Solving the waste problem in Australia involves addressing two concerns: what should people do with all their waste and how do organisations create products that are environmentally friendly and sustainable?
Pyrolysis and gasification are being touted as perfect circular economy solutions to the challenge of recycling.
Polystar offers a range of one-step machines that are designed for the reprocessing of polyethylene and polypropylene flexible packaging material, making it suitable for companies looking to recycle plastic film waste.
Willoughby City Council has passed a motion to remove single-use plastics from all council operations.
The Agricultural Product Development Research Consortium will bring together a total of 18 partners to develop high-value products from agricultural waste.
More than 55 industry speakers have been confirmed for Waste Expo Australia's three conferences — Waste Summit, Waste Evolution and Wastewater Summit.
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.
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.
Integrated services company Downer partnered with Close the Loop to innovatively tailor waste products such as soft plastics to suit a road construction application.