Stena Recycling of Sweden and household electronics producer Electrolux have developed a vacuum cleaner made entirely from recycled and reused materials. The plastics and components used come from end-of-life electronic products such as hairdryers, computers and other vacuum cleaners.
The contract to build two more EfW plants in the Moscow area indicates that the country is progressing in the implementation of its programme to landfill diversion, increase recycling and promote renewable energy.
Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne have now all adopted FOGO (Food Organics, Garden Organics) collection from households, as a means of achieving the National 80 per cent diversion from landfill target (by 2030) and real greenhouse gas reductions. NSW regional Councils have been early adopters along with Penrith in Sydney.
Geofabrics has signed a multi-year partnership with Visy to reduce the number of plastic bottles going into landfill.
The Waste Contractors Recycling Association (WCRA) recently ran a ZOOM update for members on how to deal with mental health issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coca-Cola Australia will reduce its plastic footprint by using frozen drink cups and lids made entirely from recycled plastic from 2021.
During the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) 2020 Conference which opened today, the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) released the program that maps the framework for measuring progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets.
As Victoria overhauls its recycling system, 17 organisations will now share in more than $560,000 through its Investment Support Grants.
As Victorians celebrate their release from lockdown, the Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) wants the Government to open transfer stations and metals recycling to the public “as soon as possible”.
The Federal Government is investing $1 million in the establishment of a new Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence (PSCE) that will play a key role in driving Australia’s circular economy towards an eighty per cent recovery rate across all waste streams by 2030.