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CSIRO’s ON and the Menzies Foundation have awarded three Australian scientists with more than a quarter of a million dollars to commercialise their research ideas in food production, wastage and data transmission.
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A University of Queensland researcher is exploring the use of crushed waste glass as an alternative to sand for ground improvement during construction.
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The New Zealand government and 16 regional councils are leading a project that will identify the risks associated with current and closed landfills in the country.
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QUT’s research into turning sugarcane and cotton by-products into digestible animal feeds, feed supplements and high-value industrial chemicals has received a boost with funding of phase two of the Biorefineries for Profit project.
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The Tasmanian government is inviting the public to have their say on the draft Environmental Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019, which contains a range of minor improvements proposed for Tasmania’s environmental legislation.
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A Sea Shepherd beach clean-up campaign in Northeast Arnhem Land led to seven tonnes of rubbish being collected.
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In a country where Energy from Waste (EfW) facilities have not been widely adopted, building community trust is key. And this is best done with “grass roots” communication and plenty of cups of tea, according to Re.Group’s Garth Lamb. Lamb shared Re.Group’s involvement in an EfW project in NSW, at Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association …
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Several Victorian councils are trialing glass collection bins in a bid to reduce contamination and minimise the amount of recyclable materials heading to landfill. The Yarra City Council began a glass recycling bin trial in June, with more bins now being rolled out to additional households, and the Macedon Ranges Shire Council is currently installing …
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Councils in Sydney are banding together to tackle food waste with a push to establish a new food recycling scheme.
A Second Hand Economy Report estimates that the average Australian household has about 23 unwanted or unused items, estimated to be worth $5,300.