Adelaide-based technology and engineering company SAGE Automation is increasing production of its smart container deposit systems on the back of increased demand from Queensland.
The inaugural Ocean Lovers Festival took place over the weekend, transforming Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach into an environment lovers’ sanctuary. Festival goers engaged in a range of ocean conservation and sustainable living activities, including Bondi’s Biggest Beach Clean-Up, hosted by global recycling company TOMRA.
Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil announced a major increase in the use of recycled plastic as part of a global commitment to help solve the world’s packaging problem.
With about a month to go before the May 18 Federal Election, the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) is calling on everyone – from our essential industry to the community – to call for an Australian Recycled Content label to highlight and support the use and purchase of Australian recycled material.
Many in Australia’s recycling industry are concerned that Sunday’s 60 Minutes program on Australia’s plastic waste challenges, screened on-air in mid-April, didn’t paint the full picture of the country’s recycling efforts and didn’t highlight the industry’s contribution to improving waste management.
Australians are the fourth highest generators of e-waste per capita in the world – generating just over 23.6kg per person (574,000 tonnes per annum) – and are also guilty of being great hoarders, with more than 25 million mobile phones lying idle in homes.
WindEurope and Cefic – the European Chemicals Industry Council – met in Bilbao recently to discuss circular design and the recyclability of wind turbines.
French spirits company Pernod Ricard have unveiled a range of sustainability goals, which includes a move towards 100 per cent recyclable, compostable, reusable or bio-based packaging by 2025.
Victorian industry has welcomed the state government’s commitment to upgrading programs and use of technology in tracking hazardous waste in the state.
An advisory group, tasked with providing direction on waste policy and legislation, has been set up as part of the McGowan government’s continued push to improve Western Australia’s recycling and waste management.