WASTE & RESOURCE RECOVERY

Making the circular economy happen

Making the circular economy happenLock icon

Planet Ark's most successful program, Cartridges 4 Planet Ark (C4PA), celebrates its 15th anniversary this year and not only is the initiative growing, the Planet Ark team isn't done seeking out new ideas.

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AWRE: three top product picks providing some of today's most sustainable waste solutions

AWRE: three top product picks providing some of today's most sustainable waste solutions

Improvement and innovation are key to helping provide solutions to the daily challenges facing today's 'custodians' of the environment. Product-focused professionals have identified three of the next big solutions in the waste and recycling market which...

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NSW budget: where will the extra waste levy revenue go?

NSW budget: where will the extra waste levy revenue go?Lock icon

A budget for "everyone" - that's what the NSW government has said about the 2018-19 budget. But some, environment included, have largely missed out.

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A first for Hunter; an end use for recycled glass

A first for Hunter; an end use for recycled glass

Lake Macquarie City Council in NSW is spearheading a push to substitute sand with recycled crushed glass in civil works projects.

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QLD budget: $100M "down payment"; priorities outlined

QLD budget: $100M "down payment"; priorities outlined

From the $1.3 billion expected to be raised over four years through Queensland's waste levy, which will commence in January next year, $100 million has been allocated to resource recovery initiatives.

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Raising a toast to an industry pioneer

Raising a toast to an industry pioneerLock icon

There are too many noteworthy events of 1948 to count but two stand out from the crowd. For many Australians (and probably the English too, though they'd be far less ready to admit it) 1948 will be remembered as the year that The Invincibles, captained...

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Turning human excrement into power

Turning human excrement into power

Southern Cross University (SCU) has teamed up with industry to investigate new uses for human excrement and food processing waste, such as using it to power factories and grow crops, while solving disposal issues.

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Downer opens Sydney facility

Downer opens Sydney facility

This week, Downer launched is Detritus Processing Facility in Rosehill, NSW, a recycling plant that the company says is unlike any other.

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 Brisbane woman leads the shift

Brisbane woman leads the shiftLock icon

For years Alison Price referred to herself as the office manager of her now multi-million dollar company SoilCyclers, as she competed with the big boys on major roads, mining, waste and soil remediation projects.

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Directing QLD... more work needs to be done

Directing QLD... more work needs to be doneLock icon

This week, the Queensland government released a directions paper for public consultation. While the underlying intent is positive - to attract investment, develop new industries, and grow jobs - realistically and practically speaking, the state is still...

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