Facing the danger of reaching landfill capacity within 12 years, Shoalhaven City Council undertook an extensive process of consultation to find an economically and environmentally sound solution to the region’s waste issues. This process led council to Poland-based Bioelektra and its RotoSTERIL technology for utilisation in its new facility.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will be bringing its circular economy solutions to Australia for the first time to provide its customers with an overview of the value of their retired assets and quantify the environmental impacts and savings achieved from their IT asset lifecycle solutions, which can be incorporated into their corporate reporting.
It has now been over a year since China introduced its National Sword policy to restrict the importation of kerbside recyclable materials from the rest of the world. The purpose of the policy was to increase the recovery of domestically generated recyclables within China and further boost its own manufacturing. The new rule is a 0.5 per cent contamination rate in Australian exported material. Few Australian Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF) were built for that level of purity.
A newly released, in-depth global survey report is highlighting how large, global companies view the transition to a circular economy and how they would benefit from increased circularity.
SC Johnson, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning and other consumer and professional products, has become a global partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Global consumer goods brands including PepsiCo, P&G, Nestle and Unilever have recently announced their partnership with TerraCycle, a global recycling leader, to launch a green service called Loop.
CEFLEX, the consortium of companies, associations and organisations collaborating to enhance the performance of flexible packaging in the circular economy in Europe, by designing and advancing better system solutions, has reached a new landmark with stakeholder numbers over 100.
BASF have co-founded a global alliance of nearly 30 companies in a bid to advance solutions that reduce and eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean.
German manufacturer Henkel has taken another step in expanding its venture capital activities, while further promoting a transition to the circular economy, by investing £5 million ($8.9 million) into Circularity European Growth Fund – an impact fund managed by Circularity Capital.
Sustainability Victoria has awarded Bingo Industries a grant of $500,000 as part of the third round of funding released under the state government’s Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund.