Following the launch of its MAC/1 baling press machines series in 2001, Macpresse launched its new MAC/2 multi-material baler series in 2016.
People often ask “Is MRA doing any Circular Economy work?”. The answer is “Plenty”. The waste and recycling sector has an enormous role to play in achieving economic circularity. There is so much going on in companies and government, that is both exciting and transformative. And what I am particularly proud of, is that much of the work MRA does, is structural.
Following the cancellation of Waste Expo Australia 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s largest gathering of waste management and resource recovery professionals will migrate its conference online to provide a platform for some of the most important issues affecting the sector to be addressed.
The wastewater treatment industry has come a long way since its inception, playing the role of an unsung hero in our lives. According to a report by Melbourne Water, the Greater Melbourne alone accounts for the process of 860 mega-litres of wastewater influx every day.
In what environmental watchdog group the Boomerang Alliance has called a “shocking exercise of corporate irresponsibility”, BIG W has continued to sell what the Alliance alleges are banned single-use plastics in Queensland. Boomerang has accused the giant retailer of green-washing “previous one-off items as ‘’reusable’’, when the clear intent of the law is to remove them from supermarket shelves – to be replaced with genuinely reusable items,” said Boomerang Alliance campaign manager Tony Hutcheon.
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Researchers have developed a clean and cost-effective way to upcycle used plastic, transforming it into nanomaterials and high-quality fuel.
Queensland Recycling Technologies (QRT), a joint venture between Alceon Qld and Brisbane Recycling Consortium (BRC), has purchased the recycling business assets of a “prominent private company” based in Eagle Farm with a view to create a state of the art recycling and resource recovery processing plant on Brisbane CBD’s doorstep.
Australian households and small businesses will have better access to free recycling for their computers and televisions as the federal government has approved two more providers for the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS).
Rivka Garson has joined Source Separation Systems as head of business development. Garson has spent much of her career at the forefront of the bioplastics industry. A passionate and active advocate for Australian Certified compostable products, Garson sits on the Australian Bioplastics Association’s (ABA) PR Committee and is a member of the Australasian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) Victorian Executive team.
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.