Coming off the back of heated discussions surrounding single-use plastics in Australia, courier service start-up Sendle has announced a trial of 100 per cent compostable and biodegradable postage satchels made from corn starch.
Scientists at Swansea University have discovered a way to convert plastic waste into hydrogen fuel that could one day power cars, through a process that involves adding a light-absorbing material to plastic, placing it in a solution, and then exposing it to sunlight.
LEGO becomes the latest to join the war against plastic with its announcement to stop the production of plastic blocks by 2030, with plans for the blocks to be made from plant-based materials moving forward, in an attempt to reduce plastic waste.
Composites UK, Scott Bader Company and Renuables, with funding support from the National Composites Centre and Innovate UK, have collaborated on a new report, which details the best way forward for recycling waste fibre-reinforced polymer materials (FRPs), in terms of its cost and environmental impacts.
According to a new report by the World Steel Association, as the world economy is increasingly adopting the concept of a circular economy, steel is poised for a new role in the circular economy.
A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) argues that implementing both the circular and bio economies in tandem would improve resource efficiency and reduce environmental pressures, but specific design principles within a systemic approach must be applied.
Sustainability Victoria is thinking circular in outlining a new research project to understand end-of-life management approaches for photovoltaic (PV) systems with the objective of assessing options to progress a national product stewardship program. Read more
With concerns mounting over the environment and high materials costs, the auto industry is turning towards the circular economy as a means to initiative sustainability programs, to create jobs, and to cut rising costs.
Increasing the value of agriculture waste and turning it into new products is the ambition of a new $10.9 million research consortium, which is led by the University of Adelaide.
Australian building materials company Boral will assess the feasibility of building the world’s first biorefinery facility in the Mid North Coast of NSW, which will convert sawmill residues into renewable diesel and bitumen, according to and ARENA report.