Apple is set to open a new research and development lab focused on closed-loop solutions later this year, after diverting more than 48,000 metric tonnes of electronic waste from landfill during 2018.
Researchers overseas say high-impact polystyrene from scrap electronics can be used as a replacement for sand in self-compacting concrete.
Jaguar Land Rover is investing in a closed-loop strategy for its vehicles in a bid to maximise the use of recycled materials into its next generation models.
Downer has partnered with the City of Adelaide to construct a road made completely from recycled material.
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.