Generating heat from waste

A University of Wollongong (UOW) project has been awarded funding under the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme, which supports collaboration between researchers, industry, governments, and community organisations.
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Liability of recyclers needs to change when it comes to asbestos

In early March 2021, Members of WCRA attended a breakfast briefing at Lidcombe to hear Rayne de Gruchy, chair of the Board, NSW EPA deliver a presentation to industry on the objectives of the NSW EPA. de Gruchy emphasised the importance of EPA and industry working together to achieve better resource recovery outcomes for NSW.

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Organic waste turned into building products

A UK-based company has developed a product called Orb (organic refuse bio-compound), which is designed to be used as a building material. The company convert one of the world’s fastest growing waste streams – food waste – into functional materials that are formed into sheets or moulded to create intricate three dimensional products. Read more

Marine Fuel made from plastic waste

Clean Planet Energy has released details of two new fuels manufactured for use in any ship or vessel. Both fuels are produced using non-recyclable waste plastics as the feedstock, therefore removing waste, which would otherwise go to incineration, landfill or into our oceans.
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Coles and Nestlé announce study into Australian-first for recycling 

A new collaboration marks the first step into a circular economy for soft plastic packaging with technology developer Licella, recycler iQ Renew, Coles, polymer manufacturer LyondellBasell and Nestlé, announcing a joint feasibility study to determine the technical, economic, and environmental benefits of a local advanced recycling industry.
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