New year, new name for Waste Management Association of Australia

22 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Aust

The Waste Management Association of Australia has changed its name to the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia.

Recycling cooking oil to grow more food

21 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Flinders University

Waste frying oil can be recycled and converted into a key component of a slow-release fertiliser, which can be used to grow more food crops.

Old clothes turned into building materials

20 December, 2018

Reforming old clothing and mixed waste glass into various high-quality building products represents a new way to convert low-value waste into high-value products and materials.

TOMRA Sorting Recycling AUTOSORT COLOR for separating glass from MSW

12 December, 2018 | Supplied by: TOMRA Sorting Solutions Pty Ltd

TOMRA Sorting Recycling has introduced AUTOSORT COLOR, a machine that works in combination with AUTOSORT LASER to effectively separate glass from municipal solid waste.

Tasmanian road built with plastic bags and glass

12 December, 2018

Construction of a road alone Charlton St, in the coastal town of Snug, has seen approximately 173,600 plastic bags and 82,500 glass bottles diverted from landfill.

How can mobile phone recycling help gorilla populations?

07 December, 2018

Did you know that the old mobile phone in your top drawer could be linked to the dramatic decline of gorilla populations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

EREMA VACUNITE PET recycling process

29 November, 2018 | Supplied by: CEMAC technologies

VACUNITE technology brings together EREMA's VACUREMA bottle-to-bottle process with vacuum-supported solid state polycondensation (SSP) from Polymetrix.

AI and computer vision for waste treatment process monitoring

27 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Broadspectrum

To improve recovery ratios, a real-time monitoring system is required as part of the mechanical waste segregation process — a limitation of current technologies.

Australia's poor most exposed to polluting facilities

16 November, 2018

The Australian Conservation Foundation has revealed that 90% of polluting facilities are in postcodes with low–middle weekly household incomes.

WasteMaster food waste reduction system

15 November, 2018 | Supplied by: WasteMaster Pacific

The WasteMaster system reduces the weight and volume of food waste by up to 80%, producing a compost-like and odourless residual material.

Detpak RecycleMe System for takeaway cups

14 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Detpak Pty Ltd

Detpak's RecycleMe System enables takeaway coffee cups to be saved from landfill and commercially recycled into copy paper, closing the loop for industry.

Soft plastics and toner cartridges turned into asphalt additive

14 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Close the Loop Limited

TonerPlas is an asphalt additive made up of recycled plastic bags, toner cartridges and glass bottles.

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.

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