Waste

Call for governments to encourage better plastic recycling

30 May, 2018

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.


Clever sorting system removes foreign particles from compost

23 May, 2018 | Supplied by: STEINERT Australia Pty Ltd

The UniSort Black, from sorting specialist STEINERT, ejects foreign particles out of organic material and creates a pure intermediate product suitable for compost.


Recycling services protected in spite of National Sword

22 May, 2018

The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council and the Australian Local Government Association have agreed to stand together to protect household recycling.


HRS Unicus heat exchangers

22 May, 2018 | Supplied by: HRS Heat Exchangers Australia New Zealand

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.


Tyre recycling facility opens in Auckland

21 May, 2018

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.


AII portable oxygen analysers with ATEX certification

01 May, 2018 | Supplied by: AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

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.


Environment ministers commit to eliminating packaging to landfill

30 April, 2018

Ministers have agreed that 100% of Australian packaging should be recyclable, compostable or re-usable by 2025 or earlier.


Lithium battery recycling plant opens north of Melbourne

27 April, 2018 | Supplied by: Sustainability Victoria

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 come together to call for a recycling action plan

26 April, 2018

Green groups and the waste and recycling industry have united to advocate for systemic change within Australia.


Outrage over decision to dump recycling in Ipswich

19 April, 2018 by Carolyn Jackson

Industry opposes Ipswich City Council's decision to send all content from yellow lid recycle bins to landfill.


Call for further investment in domestic recycling

17 April, 2018

Further government investment in the domestic recycling sector could result in the creation of hundreds of new jobs, according to ACOR.


Fuel cells produced from recycled carbon fibres

12 April, 2018

German researchers have developed technology that converts recycled carbon fibres into materials for batteries and fuel cells.


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.


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.


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.


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