Waste

Recycling Ronald McDonald's mattresses

07 December, 2017 | Supplied by: 3R Group Pty Ltd

Management at Ronald McDonald House in Auckland will sleep easy tonight knowing 43 mattresses from the charity are being recycled rather than thrown in landfill.


Victorian govt seeks to remove e-waste from landfill

07 December, 2017

The Victorian Government is reducing the impact of e-waste through the establishment of a new centre in the satellite suburb of Officer in Melbourne's outer south-east.


Pollution control company prepares to list on the ASX

04 December, 2017

Pollution control company Carbonxt is on a mission to make coal-fired power stations cleaner, utilising clean technology that is already being used by power stations and utilities in the United States.


Addressing the value of trees

28 November, 2017 by Steve Nicholson* | Supplied by: Solaris Paper Pty Ltd

It is imperative that more emphasis is placed on trees and forests and the citizens of the world start to focus on the rights of trees so that their own rights can continue to flourish.


SUEZ to provide resource recovery for Northern Beaches Council

28 November, 2017 | Supplied by: SUEZ

Waste management company SUEZ has been awarded the contract for the Northern Beaches Council recycling and resource recovery process, run by recycling centre Kimbriki.


The responsibility of corporates to take on the food waste challenge in Australia

24 November, 2017 by Ria Smith, Health, Safety & Environment Director, Australia | Supplied by: Sodexo

It is no surprise that food waste in Australia is a significant issue. As the population grows, so too does its food needs, and with this increase in food production comes an inevitable increase in food waste.


Not your average composting company

16 November, 2017

Established in 1996, C-Wise recycles and processes organic waste, though the company won't call it that. Rather, it sees everything that comes in as a valuable resource.


Buy recycled products during National Recycling Week

06 November, 2017

Planet Ark's National Recycling Week, to be held from 13–19 November, is this year highlighting how consumers and businesses can properly close the recycling loop by purchasing products that contain recycled content.


7-Eleven and Simply Cups team up to recycle takeaway cups

03 November, 2017

7-Eleven and Simply Cups have announced a takeaway cup recycling initiative in an effort to divert up to 70 million takeaway cups from landfill.


Bentu concrete lighting, furniture and objects

01 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Remodern

Experimental design studio Bentu is a manufacturer of contemporary concrete lighting, furniture and objects. Crafted from recycled concrete and ceramic gathered from construction and demolition sites and factories in China, the company's products show how material waste can be given a second life outside of landfill.


Durable concrete produced from dialysis waste

30 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Deakin University

Deakin University researchers are turning hospital waste into longer-lasting concrete, in a project which is solving two problems at once.


City of Sydney expands waste collection services

26 October, 2017 by Lauren Davis

The City of Sydney has announced what it claims is the most comprehensive strategy to tackle residential waste in Australia, which will see the City trial separate weekly residential rubbish collections for food waste and textiles as well as introduce weekly e-waste pick-ups.


Turning old tyres into new roads

25 October, 2017 by Associate Professor Lu Aye, Dr Alireza Mohammadinia, Dr Guillermo Narsilio and Dr Mahdi Miri Disfani

Only 5% of used tyres are recycled locally in Australia, but researchers from the University of Melbourne have teamed up with Tyre Stewardship Australia and Merlin Site Services to come up with an innovative way to re-use the rubber.


Recycling Council calls for improved safety, fire and environmental standards

24 October, 2017 | Supplied by: National Waste and Recycling Council

Members of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) met on 12 October to discuss key issues affecting the waste industry, with the meeting resulting in several calls to action.


A squeaky clean recycling initiative for Pan Pacific Melbourne

24 October, 2017

Luxury hotel Pan Pacific Melbourne has announced its latest recycling initiative as part of its commitment to responsible environmental and ethical practices.


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