Funding awarded to battery recycling centre

A University of Adelaide researcher will help transform Australia’s battery and resource industry after being awarded a $5 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation grant. Professor Shizhang Qiao from the University of Adelaide’s School of Chemical Engineering has received an ARC grant for the development of a Training Centre for Battery Recycling. Read More

Kerbside trial for soft plastics starts in SA

A new SA kerbside recycling trial aims to close the loop on soft plastic packaging. The trial, led by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) in partnership with CAWRA (the Central Adelaide Waste and Recycling Authority), and the Cities of Adelaide, Charles Sturt and Port Adelaide Enfield, is part of designing an industry-led scheme for recycling soft plastic packaging in Australia. The scheme aims to create an advanced recycling industry producing sought-after recycled, food-grade soft plastic packaging, which currently isn’t made in Australia. Read More