Automated technology that reduces industrial food processing waste by 40 per cent was recently recognised at Australia’s largest agricultural technology event, evokeAg.
Cambridge Gardens Public School in Penrith, NSW, has just unveiled its community garden set made from recycled oral care waste after winning a national recycling competition in which schools around the country recycled over 200,000 toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and dental floss containers.
The recent construction of road surfaces using asphalt containing recycled soft plastics and glass has taken the use of recyclables to a whole new level in the City of Tea Tree Gully in South Australia.
The ACT government is currently trialling a new type of asphalt made from a range of recycled materials. Unlike previous trials, this new asphalt product uses a mixture of recycled products from a number of different sources.
Mount Franklin has announced its single-serve bottles of still Australian spring water are now made from 100 per cent recycled plastic.
Crushed glass sand and recycled plastic strips have been used in a Hunter-first footpath construction project trialling environmentally sustainable materials.
Camille Reed, founder of the newly launched Australian Circular Textile Association, is calling for a national clothing take-back scheme in a country of 25 million people as she believes this would avoid severe disruption to the fashion industry caused by mandatory regulations.
In an Australian-first, a Circular Economy (CE) Lab has been recently launched in Brisbane, which heralds the emergence of the next generation of business in Queensland.
A new recycling process to transform polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic into a more valuable material with better properties has been developed by US researchers, who aim for the new technique to help with the serious and urgent problem of ever-increasing amounts of plastic waste in our oceans and the environment.
Australian school students will once again have the chance to win an upcycled community garden set by diverting all their oral care products from landfill, thanks to a recycling competition run by Colgate, Chemist Warehouse and TerraCycle.