CDS backlash hits Victoria

The Victorian government is coming under pressure to overhaul its model for a container deposit scheme following a backlash from the beverage industry, sporting clubs and charities.VicRecycle has been set-up by Lion Nathan and Coca-Cola Amatil have to lead the campaign for a not-for-profit ­operator to run the container ­deposit scheme. They claim that they …

Putting masks into roads, not on them

Disposable face masks could be recycled to make roads, in a circular economy solution to pandemic-generated waste, according to researchers from RMIT University. Their study shows that using the recycled face mask material to make just one kilometre of a two-lane road would use up about 3 million masks, preventing 93 tonnes of waste from …

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