ACT needs to move faster on waste reform

The ACT recycling rate is 50 per cent and therefore below the existing national average of 55 per cent. Without accelerated reform by the ACT Government, the Territory will also fail to achieve the National Waste Targets of 80 per cent resource recovery and a 50 per cent drop in organics to landfill. Read More

RMIT innovation turns waste into biochar

New technology that turns waste into reusable goods for energy and agricultural applications is a step closer to commercialisation, following trials. The Australian-made innovation uses high temperatures without oxygen to make a carbon-rich product called biochar, which can be used in carbon electrodes for batteries and other advanced energy storage devices or can act as a fertiliser or soil amendment. Read More