Waste

SA council reinforces concrete with recycled plastic

13 November, 2018

Charles Sturt Council has been using recycled plastic fibres known as Emesh for a number of new footpath and community upgrades.


Milk bottles turned into fence posts for farmers

12 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Fonterra Brands Australia Pty Ltd

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has teamed up with start-up Future Post to turn milk bottles and other plastics into fence posts for farms.


New life for recycled textiles

12 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Broadspectrum

Although waste is an inextricably linked by-product of human existence, Broadspectrum strives to collaborate with government, business and community to manage waste in an intelligent manner.


City of Sydney to trial food scraps collection

09 November, 2018

The City of Sydney is inviting 100 apartment buildings and 300 houses to join a food scraps collection trial, set to commence in mid-2019.


Upton criticises NSW EPA over farm fertiliser scandal

07 November, 2018 by Lauren Davis

Successive NSW governments have spent the past 18 years spreading waste from household red bins across farms, in a bid to reduce landfill and rejuvenate soil.


Soft plastics still a problem in recycling bins

02 November, 2018

Plastic bags and soft plastic remain the largest problem items in recycling bins, according to a survey of randomly selected bins by Willoughby City Council.


Queensland Containers for Change scheme launches

01 November, 2018 | Supplied by: TOMRA Collection Solutions Australia

Queensland residents are now able to claim 10c per eligible container returned at any recycling centres launched as part of the Queensland Containers for Change scheme.


Frasers Property wants your waste management pitches

30 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Frasers Property Australia

Frasers Property is aiming to create the world's most sustainable shopping centre at Burwood Brickworks in Melbourne, requiring a focus on innovative waste minimisation.


EfW inquiry: NSW govt's response "disappointing", says WMAA

23 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Aust

The Energy from Waste (EfW) Technology Parliamentary Inquiry was established to inquire into matters relating to the waste disposal industry in NSW.


OPEC Systems Shoreline Responders Course

22 October, 2018 | Supplied by: OPEC Systems Pty Ltd

The OPEC Systems Shoreline Responders Course is a nationally accredited marine pollution remediation course, suitable for traditional land owners as well as employees from local government and ports and harbours.


Ocean Cleanup system launched from San Francisco

22 October, 2018

System 001, deployed by The Ocean Cleanup, is designed to be propelled by wind and waves, allowing it to passively catch and concentrate plastic debris in front of it.


When recycling makes cents

08 October, 2018 by Richard Fine* | Supplied by: BioPak

Eliminating separate waste streams can save on costs and improve recycling rates by 25%.


Consumers lack confidence in Aus recycling services

05 October, 2018

The effectiveness of recycling services across Australia is being seriously questioned, according to a new survey from UNSW Sydney.


Richmond roads paved with plastic and glass

28 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Alex Fraser Recycling

Alex Fraser Group was engaged by the City of Yarra to undertake some road resurfacing utilising its PolyPave asphalt product, which contains recycled materials.


Sceptical reception for new packaging targets, recycling label

27 September, 2018

The Greens have expressed criticism over the 2025 Packaging Targets, while the WMAA calls the Australasian Recycling Label a missed opportunity.


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