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.
The Qantas Group has announced an ambitious plan to become the world’s first airline to reuse, recycle and compost at least three-quarters of its general waste by the end of 2021.
It’s now been several years since the ACT banned single-use plastic shopping bags, and now the government continues on its war on plastic waste with a new proposal for a territory-wide ban on the use of ALL single-use plastics.
With the aim of valorising waste in the dairy processing industry, AgriChemWhey is testing the techno-economic viability of converting agriculture and agri-food waste into sustainable lactic acid through innovative technology at the first-of-a-kind biorefinery.
Enviropacific announced that its SOLVE treatment facility in Altona, Victoria, has now received EPA-approval for its licence to treat Category A, B and C prescribed industrial wastes.
Park Lake State School in the Gold Coast has unveiled Australia’s first playground made with recycled beauty products after winning the Garnier Recycled Playground Competition, in which schools around the country recycled over 145,000 beauty care products otherwise destined for landfill.
Retail giants Bunnings, IKEA and ALDI have joined forces to launch a new initiative that will help Australians reduce the amount of household waste ending up in landfill, which can become hazardous to the environment.
Tasmania’s EPA has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Southern Waste Solutions to construct and operate a wetlands leachate treatment system trial at Copping Landfill in the Sorell municipality.