The Western Australian government’s container deposit scheme (CDS) is coming to fruition with the government choosing not-for-profit organisation WA Return Recycle Renew as the scheme coordinator.
The government of Timor-Leste has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the University of Sydney with Mura Technology to establish a $58 million chemical recycling plant, which will help the nation to transition into a ‘plastics-neutral’ economy.
During a waste industry forum, at Waste 2019 in Coffs Harbour, the verdict of the panel was unanimous – all that talk needs to make way for action now.
Various waste associations have released reports cards, detailing the pros and the cons of Australia’s major political parties’ promises to the industry.
The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has called on the next Australian government to act urgently on Australia’s waste management crisis by increasing the amount of recycled products and developing new markets for recycled products.
The South Australian state government has launched its new Which Bin advertising campaign which urges householders to consider what they put in their recycling and their green organics bins.
Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have designed a recyclable plastic – called poly(diketoenamine) or PDK – which can be disassembled into its constituent parts at the molecular level and then reassembled into a different shape, texture and colour over and over again, without loss of performance or quality.
Landmark decisions to reduce the world’s pollution from plastic waste were agreed upon by 187 countries in Geneva on May 12.
The Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board (NSAB) has invited external coffee manufacturers to join its recycling program in the hopes more aluminium coffee capsules will be recycled.
The South Australian state government has welcomed the City of Onkaparinga Council’s vote to introduce fortnightly green organics waste collection services for its residents. The move now means that all metropolitan councils will, or have moved, towards fortnightly green bin collection, in a bid to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.