Circular Economy, News, Plastic
Adelaide, Circular Economy, Opinion, South Australia
Macquarie University researchers will share in the $26.1 million funding pool awarded as part of the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme. One project includes the upcycling of mixed plastics.
Circular Economy, Landfills, New South Wales, Online Subscription, Opinion, Recycling
Optical by National Pharmacies stores in Adelaide are collecting and recycling contact lens waste from customers, aiming to divert about 230,000 empty disposable contact lens blister cases from landfill over the next six months.
Circular Economy, Online Subscription, Opinion, recycling, Victoria
Mattrec Holdings has been awarded a contract by Wollongong City Council to break down and recycle mattresses at their Port Kembla facility. Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM saidRead More
ACT, ACT, Canberra, Circular Economy, Container Deposit Schemes, Opinion
Visy has unveiled a $42.5 million upgrade to its paper recycling and remanufacturing campus in Coolaroo with Premier Daniel Andrews and Federal Minister for the Environment and Water, Tanya Plibersek.Read More
Circular Economy, Clothing, Councils, Industry News, News, Victoria
The ACT government is looking to expand its Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) to include more types of containers. The CDS was introduced in 2018 and allows people to return eligible, empty drink containers for a 10-cent refund per item. Currently the scheme accepts aluminium cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles and cartons (flavoured milk and juice boxes).
Australia, Circular Economy, Circular Economy, Latest News, News, Packaging, Packaging, Packaging Design, Packaging targets, Recycing/reusing, recycling, Recycling
Pre-loved clothing, too worn or soiled to rehome, can now be recycled thanks to free textile disposal units at the Benalla Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre.
Australia, Circular Economy, Features, News
Pact Group has signed a strategic partnership with ALDI Australia to supply recycled plastic packaging for some of the retail giant’s own brand products.Read More
By Robert Kelman
Australia, Circular Economy, Latest News, News, Waste & Resource Recovery
The proposal from the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) for a National Plastics Recycling Scheme (NPRS) is being met with scepticism by some. The failure of industry to meet the national voluntary packaging targets hampers the credibility of this current proposal. For example, the 2025 target for 70 per cent of ‘all plastic packaging recycled or composted’ is way off with the most recent published rate at 16 per cent.
Circular Economy, Latest News, News, Victoria, Waste & Resource Recovery
BINGO has entered an agreement with ReDirect Recycling to supply waste engineered timber to Australian Panels to be used in particleboard manufacturing.Read More
Yarra Valley Water has been awarded $1 million through the Victorian Government’s Waste to Energy – Bioenergy Fund to expand its Lilydale WtE facility.