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Solar-powered catamaran to remove ocean plastic

The Circular Explorer, a catamaran developed by One Earth One Ocean and made possible by Holcim, launched on 22 July to remove plastic waste from the ocean, while advancing marine science and education. Putting the circular economy to work, the catamaran has the capacity to recover four tons of plastic waste daily, which it recycles into new applications, from new products to alternative energy.

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New plastic recycling plant for Laverton, Victoria

Pact Group and Cleanaway have announced the creation of a new plastic recycling facility at Laverton, Victoria. This facility will become Australia’s largest post-consumer polyethylene recycling plant converting locally collected kerbside materials into high quality food grade rHDPE and rPP resin. This will facilitate the inclusion of locally processed recycled resin into food, dairy and other packaging, enabling brand owners and retailers to deliver on their sustainability objectives.

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AWRE 2021 cancelled due to lockdowns

With the COVID-19 situation across the nation and particularly in Sydney unfolding rapidly, together with the expansion of the lockdowns in multiple cities, the organisers of AWRE 2021 have decided to cancel the event, which was scheduled to run 25-26 August 2021.

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Can film be recycled into good quality pellets?

Ambigroup Reciclagem S.A. is a recycler of agricultural film, used agricultural irrigation tubing and other post-consumer waste in Portugal. The input materials are naturally very moist and contaminated – a challenge which the EREMA Recycling system masters, especially when it comes to recycling them into pellets. The TVE machine is a key quality element for the company in fulfilling the requirements of its customers in the film and tube industry. Double Disc, Air Flush Module and Laserfilter are useful features, so the task at hand can be handled effectively, such as

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Free riders big challenge for product stewardship

Logistics, governance and free-riders are the three biggest challenges facing many of Australia’s product stewardship initiatives as they tackle the Australian Government’s ambitious plan to decrease waste by 10 per cent and increase resource recovery to 80 per cent.

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