BINGO Industries have welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) announcement that it would not oppose its proposed acquisition of Dial A Dump Industries (DADI), after accepting a court-enforceable undertaking from BINGO to divest its recycling facility in Banksmeadow, NSW.
Nestle announced that it is joining forces with other industry partners to build a fully-recyclable and compostable fibre cup as part of the NextGen Consortium and Cup Challenge.
The NSW EPA is awarding $575,395 to 10 projects to tackle illegal dumping in local communities through the Combating Illegal Dumping Clean Up and Prevention Program.
Recycling contracts in Australia are under threat and a crisis is looming after China implemented its National Sword Policy on January 1, 2018, which restricted the importation of 24 categories of solid waste and limits contamination of those materials to less than 0.5 per cent. The restrictions are already being felt in the sector, with stockpiling beginning and waste collectors across the country trying to find new markets to prevent a disruption of kerbside collection services.
Australian school students will once again have the chance to win an upcycled community garden set by diverting all their oral care products from landfill, thanks to a recycling competition run by Colgate, Chemist Warehouse and TerraCycle.
The NSW EPA is awarding more than $3.6 million to waste and reprocessing facilities and manufacturing plants to increase recycling of waste materials from households and businesses.
Australia’s independent litter prevention and sustainable practice leader Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) and Mount Franklin have announced a new partnership to educate, inspire and take action to enable better recycling opportunities for Australians.
The South Australian state government has approved funding for nine recycling infrastructure projects, which they have mentioned is worth more than $2.5 million and expected to create more than 60 jobs.
Scientists from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a cylindrical extruder to turn problematic textiles and plastics, as well as food waste, into pellets, which they believe will revolutionise the processing of recyclable materials.