South Korean manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries LG Chem has formed a partnership with battery recycling company Envirostream to be its exclusive battery recycling partner in Australia.
Deakin researchers have found a new use for old glass – grinding it up as a substitute for sand to make a type of concrete commonly used in the construction industry.
In May of this year, Sustainability Victoria (SV) announced that its CEO, Stan Krpan, had resigned to take up a new role as the inaugural CEO of the newly established Solar Victoria.
A report on Victoria’s waste management system has been released and found that several key agencies in the state have failed to effectively manage the sector, which is what led to “significant amounts of recyclables ending up in landfill and increased stockpiling posing unacceptable risks to public health and the environment”.
Two waste industry associations have joined forces to host an event focussed on driving outcomes for the development of renewable biogas and hydrogen in Australia.
In a country that generated 67Mt of waste in the span of a year, there is an appetite for change to the way consumers, manufacturers and all levels of government view waste. The message is clear from waste industry associations and waste management companies – give waste value.
Victorian residents are being encouraged to enter the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards as previous winners recognise the awards as helping them build better customer and community relationships.
A $5 million asphalt plant has been opened in Teralba, Lake Macquarie, to allow plastic bags, recycled glass and printer toner to be used in the construction of new roads in the area.
A national food waste project has found that in 2016-17, Australia produced 7.3 million tonnes of food waste across the supply and consumption chain. Of this, 2.5 million (34 per cent) was created in homes, 2.3m tonnes (31 per cent) was created in primary production and 1.8m tonnes (25 per cent) was produced in the manufacturing sector.
The City of Mount Gambier council has taken the reuse market into its own hands by creating a second-hand shop, which has resulted in 60 tonnes of waste being diverted from landfill since it opened in October 2018.