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.
Dominik Kopp, a PHD student from Sydney’s Macquarie University, has come up with a method for turning coffee waste into coffee cups through a process that converts mannose – the prevalent sugar in the grounds – into lactic acid, which can in turn be used to make biodegradable plastics.
Melbourne packaging manufacturer Plantic Technologies has triumphed at the Coles Supplier Awards by taking home the winner’s trophy for Sustainable and Ethical Excellence.
Brewster Bros, a family-run waste disposal company in Livingston, Scotland, is set to launch the largest recycling plant of its kind in the UK off the back of a £3.8 million ($6.7 million) investment.