The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will partner with the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) for its Save Food Packaging Criteria and Framework 1.2.1 project, which aims to develop design criteria and communication material for packaging that will reduce food waste, focussing initially on Australia and New Zealand, before looking overseas through the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).
Recycling company Envorinex has officially opened their second soft plastic recycling plant at Bell Bay – the first in Tasmania – which is expected to process more than 1,500 tonnes of soft plastic a year and will represent a doubling of the company’s workforce with nine new permanent jobs created.
Marking the start of its plan to cut 100 million single-use plastics by the end of 2020 and eliminate 75 per cent of the its waste by the end of 2021, Qantas, in partnership with SUEZ, took to the skies recently in the first commercial flight with no landfill waste produced.
If re-elected, the Liberal government will invest $203 million in increasing recycling and reducing waste, protecting Australia’s unique threatened species and restoring waterways and coasts.
The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has been internationally recognised for its work in developing policy and guidance, and for its sustained contribution to good practice in impact assessments in Australia.
With the Victorian government’s E-Waste to Landfill Ban starting on July 1, 2019, a workshop is being held to inform attendees about the ban.
According to the Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) the Australian Federal government’s recent recycling policy announcement “wins a recycling Grand Final”.
The Australian Federal government has committed $3 million to support four new recycling education and resource recovery projects, conducted by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) and Planet Ark Environmental Foundation.
A new study has found that bags that claim to deteriorate faster than traditional single-use plastic bags, are taking longer than three years to break down.
Energy storage company 1414 Degrees has switched on its gas thermal energy storage system (TESS) at the Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant in Adelaide, which will use biogas from human waste to store and deliver cheap, renewable energy.