CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Better separation of glass from kerbside will improve Australia's recycling

Better separation of glass from kerbside will improve Australia's recyclingLock icon

Overseas countries with strong collection, recycling and reprocessing rates with high-quality materials have a separate collection for glass, and this is something that we need to adopt in Australia to improve our industry, according to Helen Millicer....

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Circular economy could bring billions of dollars in benefits to Auckland

Circular economy could bring billions of dollars in benefits to Auckland

Moving away from the traditional take-make-waste model to a more sustainable one could bring more than $8 billion to Auckland's economy, according to a new report.

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Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy launched

Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy launched

The Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy has been launched at the 3R Regional Forum for the Asia Pacific Region, which was organised by the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) in India.

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AB InBev going against the grain with its circular economy thinking

AB InBev going against the grain with its circular economy thinkingLock icon

Belgian beverage and brewing company Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev produces tonnes of grain residues every year and is fighting this waste stream by giving the spent grains a second life as beer by-products that are suitable for consumption.

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US plastics industry sets 100% packaging diversion goal

US plastics industry sets 100% packaging diversion goal

The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Plastics Division announced three ambitious goals that crystallise US plastics resin producers' commitment to recycle or recover all plastic packaging used in the US by 2040, and to further enhance plastic pellet...

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PVC Recycling in Hospitals program unaffected by China ban

PVC Recycling in Hospitals program unaffected by China ban

The Vinyl Council of Australia has confirmed that its expanding PVC Recycling in Hospitals program remains unaffected by changes in international waste management policies, including China's National Sword ban on imported waste materials.

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European plastics recyclers celebrate China's ban

European plastics recyclers celebrate China's banLock icon

The mood at the European Plastics Recycling Expo and Conference in Amsterdam on April 24-25 was distinctly buoyant.

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Nicholas Meat becomes the latest to install GWE's waste-to-energy tech

Nicholas Meat becomes the latest to install GWE's waste-to-energy tech

US-based Nicholas Meat has become one of the latest adopters of Global Water Engineering's (GWE) award-winning anaerobic waste-to-energy technology, which is widely applicable to meat works of any size and has the ability to turn production residuals...

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Turning discarded furniture into new office fit-outs

Turning discarded furniture into new office fit-outs

A feasibility study by Edge Environment, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) has led to a new solution for problem waste streams produced by the commercial fit-out sector.

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Australian company hits world stage for its innovative packaging

Australian company hits world stage for its innovative packaging

A fledgling company Woolcool, with operations in both Australia and New Zealand, has won global recognition for its insulated packaging made of sheep's waste wool.

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