Recycling company Close the Loop has unveiled an upgraded manufacturing facility that could divert two-thirds of Australia’s 300,000 tonnes of waste soft plastics sent to local landfill annually.
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were on the agenda at Covestro’s inaugural paint industry sustainability breakfast in Mulgrave, Victoria.
In another step toward promoting sustainability and the bio-economy, DuPont Biomaterials has elevated its partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation by joining the organisation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100) initiative.
New Zealand’s multinational dairy cooperative Fonterra has reportedly joined forces with start-up Future Post to recycle milk bottles and other soft plastics into fence posts for farms.
The local government sector has welcomed a funding announcement that will see $115,000 invested to help divert disposable coffee cups from landfill by recycling them into bench seats and kerbing.
A new collection of dog collars and leads made from recycled plastic has been launched after a year of extensive research by Australian veterinarian Dr Steph Stubbe.
Pyranees Shire Council was awarded top honours at the inaugural Bioenergy Innovation Awards dinner in Brisbane for its large-scale collaborative project, which focused on converting straw and straw pellets to energy.
As many businesses look for ways to limit their contribution to global warming and environmental impacts, newly formed Australian company WasteMaster Pacific have launched an innovative solution that will reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill.
The European Union (EU) is taking action to reduce plastic pollution by setting tough new restrictions on single-use plastic products, and a recent meeting of member states’ ambassadors in the Permanent Representatives Committee agreed the Council’s position on a proposal for a new directive, which is part of the EU’s efforts to protect the environment and clean up the oceans.