Australia’s national science agency the CSIRO has developed a smelting process to produce soluble phosphate for fertiliser from low-value ores, which will eliminate hazardous waste and makes production more economically and environmentally sustainable.
SKM Recycling has been ordered by the Victorian EPA to stop accepting waste at two of its sites – Coolaroo and Laverton, amid concerns that stockpiled plastic has become a fire hazard, according to The Age.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers and Mercurius Australia have commenced work on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into either jet and diesel fuel or chemicals that could be used to make plastic soft drink and beer bottles.
Queensland is now one step closer to transitioning to a zero-waste future with the passing of the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 in Queensland parliament.
Tellus Holdings announced that contractors have mobilised to site and broken ground on the Stage 1 enabling works for its Sandy Ridge project, located within the Goldfields Region of WA, after receiving Australia government approvals and being now fully funded.
Greenbox has completed Australia’s largest technology asset disposal for the Department of Defence, with more than 110,000 information and communications technology (ICT) devices repurposed.
Perth-based Neometals have successfully commissioned stage 1 of its lithium-ion battery recycling pilot plant at the SGS Lakefield facility in Canada, which aims to deliver high-purity battery materials for market qualification.
The New Zealand government is currently working through recommendations made by the National Resource Recovery Taskforce in a bid to find solutions to the issues faced by the country’s recycling industry, in light of changes to international trade policies relating to waste.
After 11 years of research, the Rainbow Bee Eater (RBE) group have invented a waste-fuelled power plant that uses biomass to create clean burning fuel gas and electricity in a single step, with the aim of solving power generation and reliability issues in regional Australia, without the need for government subsidies or grants to be cost-effective.
A recent study from the University of Technology Sydney’s (UTS) Institute for Sustainable Futures is exploring the viability of food scraps and sewage from Broadway’s One Central Park tower being treated on-site for the production of clean energy.