In a Victorian-first trial, a 200m-long concrete footpath made with 199,000 recycled glass and plastic bottles has been laid in Hoppers Crossing this month.
A new non-profit organisation, Chemical Recycling Europe, has been created with the goal of establishing an industry platform for developing and promoting cutting-edge chemical recycling technologies for polymer waste across Europe.
Wide-format print business Cactus Imaging have developed what it says is the world’s first recyclable billboard skin, known as SmartSkins, which the company will use as a sustainable alternative for traditional PVC skins.
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.