A two-year contract extension has been signed between Veolia and Hunter Water. Veolia will deploy solutions involving technology to deliver against enhanced wastewater targets. While nurturing the next generation of water engineers, and driving low-carbon outputs, the contract will make new headway in combating climate change, according to Veolia. Read more
Australian enviro-tech startup Samsara has developed a new way to infinitely recycle plastic to help end plastic pollution. The technology uses plastic-eating enzymes to break plastic down to its core building blocks, which can then be used to recreate brand new plastic, again and again.
A new record has been set in compliance with the Vinyl Council of Australia’s material stewardship program. In the latest assessment of 47 companies’ annual performance, 24 demonstrated full compliance with sustainability objectives applicable to their businesses under the Australian PVC Stewardship Program (PSP).
The Battery Stewardship Council (BSC), Australia’s official battery product stewardship scheme, has unveiled its plans for a radical increase in participation, alongside a new look public program called B-cycle (Scheme). Read more
The new Landfill gas (generation) method came into effect on 10 September 2021. Landfill gas projects capture and combust gas from waste to prevent the release of methane into the atmosphere. Combusting landfill gas converts methane to carbon dioxide, which is a much less potent greenhouse gas and enables Australian carbon credit units to be earned.
Green Industries SA is helping SA business and industry to leap into sustainability and take aim at resource recovery.
Australian builders will soon be able to replace plywood, particle board, and plaster board Saveboard, which is made from packaging waste such as used beverage cartons and coffee cups.
A new composting facility will see the contents of Tweed Shire Council’s food organics and garden organics (FOGO) bins transformed into 175 tonnes a week of soil health products for the local community, parks, gardens and agriculture.
The Federal Government has announced $7 million for recycling in regional and remote Australia. Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley, said the funding will help build new or expand existing recycling facilities to deal with waste glass, plastics, tyres and paper in remote and regional areas, and would help tackle the city-country imbalance when it comes to recycling opportunities.