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.
Researchers overseas say high-impact polystyrene from scrap electronics can be used as a replacement for sand in self-compacting concrete.
With about a month to go before the May 18 Federal Election, the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) is calling on everyone – from our essential industry to the community – to call for an Australian Recycled Content label to highlight and support the use and purchase of Australian recycled material.
Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Irwinconsult, through the Property Industry Foundation, are dedicating their time pro-bono to the $8 million redevelopment of Melbourne City Missions’ Frontyard Youth Services, providing consulting services in waste engineering and management, as well as a peer review role of the structural plans.
Many in Australia’s recycling industry are concerned that Sunday’s 60 Minutes program on Australia’s plastic waste challenges, screened on-air in mid-April, didn’t paint the full picture of the country’s recycling efforts and didn’t highlight the industry’s contribution to improving waste management.
Australians are the fourth highest generators of e-waste per capita in the world – generating just over 23.6kg per person (574,000 tonnes per annum) – and are also guilty of being great hoarders, with more than 25 million mobile phones lying idle in homes.
WindEurope and Cefic – the European Chemicals Industry Council – met in Bilbao recently to discuss circular design and the recyclability of wind turbines.
Fuji Xerox Australia is backing its pledge to send nothing to landfill by opening an eco-manufacturing centre in Rosehill, Sydney where parts are recycled or re-manufactured, while still keeping technology costs down and minimising environmental impacts.
French spirits company Pernod Ricard have unveiled a range of sustainability goals, which includes a move towards 100 per cent recyclable, compostable, reusable or bio-based packaging by 2025.