Most of the solutions required to implement a circular economy across Australia already exist, they’re just locked up in research institutions. This was one of the encouraging messages from a NSW government-funded initiative, which got under way at the beginning of April in Sydney.
Apple is set to open a new research and development lab focused on closed-loop solutions later this year, after diverting more than 48,000 metric tonnes of electronic waste from landfill during 2018.
Global apparel company H&M used the equivalent of 325 million PET bottles in its recycled polyester last year, substantially up from the year before.
The opportunity for further collaboration has just been scaled with six new members joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 network. Bringing together leaders and innovators from around the world, the new members will contribute towards the transition to a circular economy through this unique multi-stakeholder platform.
Details of how brands, governments and other organisations are tackling plastic pollution have been set out side-by-side for the first time, thanks to a new report published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative, in collaboration with UN Environment.
Tyre recycler Green Distillation Technologies (GDT), which has developed world-first technology that transforms old tyres into oil, carbon and steel, has received approval for its proposed Toowoomba plant from the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.
The inaugural Ocean Lovers Festival took place over the weekend, transforming Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach into an environment lovers’ sanctuary. Festival goers engaged in a range of ocean conservation and sustainable living activities, including Bondi’s Biggest Beach Clean-Up, hosted by global recycling company TOMRA.
BINGO Industries has unveiled its upgraded resource recovery centre in West Melbourne, which is set to become an important asset within Victoria’s network of recycling infrastructure. With the new facility, BINGO is targeting a resource recovery rate of over 75 per cent.
Chemical waste will be electronically monitored from July this year, under an Andrews Labor government crackdown on the illegal storage of hazardous material.
Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil announced a major increase in the use of recycled plastic as part of a global commitment to help solve the world’s packaging problem.