Waste

National Sword policy sees Australian recyclables fall in value

05 April, 2018

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.


WMAA and ACOR call for recycling action plan

04 April, 2018

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.


E-waste microfactory opens at UNSW

04 April, 2018

UNSW's newly launched microfactory can transform the components from e-waste, such as discarded smartphones and laptops, into valuable materials for re-use.


Call to reduce plastic pollution in our waterways

23 March, 2018

The Boomerang Alliance is calling on the government to address plastic pollution as a matter of priority, in accordance with our international obligations.


Novel recycling options identified for waste vinyl

12 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Vinyl Council Australia

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.


Get ready for Global Recycling Day on 18 March

09 March, 2018

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.


Turning waste bread into beer

09 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Edge Environment Pty Ltd

Edge Environment is celebrating its 10th anniversary by teaming up with 4 Pines Brewing Company to brew a very special birthday beer — made with bread as a key ingredient.


Solar-powered 3D printers trialled in Solomon Islands

08 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Deakin University

Deakin University and Plan International Australia have successfully trialled technology capable of 3D printing plumbing and sanitation supplies using discarded plastics.


BeanAir wireless sensor network for in-tunnel air quality monitoring

01 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

Bestech Australia introduces the wireless sensor network from BeanAir, suitable for monitoring emissions and air quality in tunnels.


New life for old contact lenses

01 March, 2018 | Supplied by: TerraCycle

Icon Eyewear is diverting contact lenses from landfill on behalf of the Sydney community, as part of a national recycling program operated by TerraCycle and Bausch + Lomb.


5 ways recycling e-waste can benefit your business

27 February, 2018 by Warren Overton, CEO, Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform | Supplied by: TechCollect

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 required to solve recycling crisis, says VWMA

23 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Victorian Waste Management Association

Long-term solutions are needed to manage Victoria's growing growing waste and commingled recycling streams.


Brisbane-based makerspace gives e-waste a second life

22 February, 2018 by Lauren Davis

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.


Improved sorting system for recycling facilities

15 February, 2018 | Supplied by: NORD Drivesystems (Aust) Pty Ltd

Container Deposit Systems Australia (CDSA) recently approached SAGE Automation with an unusual automation challenge.


Now you can own a piece of TerraCycle

07 February, 2018 | Supplied by: TerraCycle

All categories of investor now have the opportunity to invest in TerraCycle's US operating company.


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