A year after the introduction of China’s National Sword Policy, the Indian government have announced that it will ban the import of scrap plastic into the country, which industry believes will threaten to further disrupt the global recycling industry.
The global plastics pollution crisis will only worsen unless all actors across the plastics value chain are made more accountable for the true cost of plastics to nature and people, warns a newly published WWF report.
At today’s Local Government NSW’s (LGNSW) Save Our Recycling Election Summit, Gayle Sloan, Waste Management and Resource Recovery (WMRR) Association CEO, reiterated the importance of building a strong, sustainable and resilient NSW waste and resource recovery sector in order to future-proof the state’s economy, protect communities and the environment, while also creating jobs for NSW.
L’OR and Moccona coffee lovers can now sign up to be public drop-off locations for their community and help divert even more waste from landfill, thanks to a recycling program run by L’OR, Moccona and global recycling pioneers TerraCycle.
City of Hobart councillors have voted 8-4 in favour of a new by-law to ban all single-use plastics, including straws and utensils, and imposing fines on those that don’t comply – a move that could see Hobart become the nation’s first capital city to ban the waste stream by 2020.
Ireland-based Quinn Packaging has introduced a new range of patent-pending black plastic food trays called Detecta, which the company said would address the long-standing recyclability concerns around black PET.
South Australian plastics manufacturer BioBag World Australia will start producing compostable bags as the state closes discussion on eliminating single-use plastics.
In an Australian-first, a Circular Economy (CE) Lab has been recently launched in Brisbane, which heralds the emergence of the next generation of business in Queensland.
Australian beef processor Teys Australia have taken a massive step in reducing its carbon footprint and energy reliance with the development of a $42 million Low Emissions Energy Hub (LEEH) at the company’s Wagga facility in NSW.
A new recycling process to transform polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic into a more valuable material with better properties has been developed by US researchers, who aim for the new technique to help with the serious and urgent problem of ever-increasing amounts of plastic waste in our oceans and the environment.