Plastic recycling is failing to reach its full potential due to low recovery rates of plastic waste, poor quality of recycled plastic and a lack of price incentives.
The UniSort Black, from sorting specialist STEINERT, ejects foreign particles out of organic material and creates a pure intermediate product suitable for compost.
The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council and the Australian Local Government Association have agreed to stand together to protect household recycling.
The Unicus from HRS Heat Exchangers has been specifically designed to provide effective heat transfer with a wide range of difficult materials across a range of industries, particularly those which have a high fouling potential.
The facility will process 15,000 tonnes of end-of-life tyres in the first 24 months and reach full capacity of 30,000 tonnes, or around 3 million tyres, per annum after 36 months.
The portable galvanic electrochemical oxygen analyser range from Advanced Instruments Inc (AII) now has ATEX approval for use in atmospheres containing acetylene and/or hydrogen.
Ministers have agreed that 100% of Australian packaging should be recyclable, compostable or re-usable by 2025 or earlier.
Envirostream Australia has opened a $2 million battery recycling facility at New Gisborne, which is claimed to be the first plant in Australia to recycle lithium batteries.
Green groups and the waste and recycling industry have united to advocate for systemic change within Australia.
Industry opposes Ipswich City Council's decision to send all content from yellow lid recycle bins to landfill.
Further government investment in the domestic recycling sector could result in the creation of hundreds of new jobs, according to ACOR.
German researchers have developed technology that converts recycled carbon fibres into materials for batteries and fuel cells.
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.