Report on Victoria’s waste management system found key agencies failed to manage the sector

A report on Victoria’s waste management system has been released and found that several key agencies in the state have failed to effectively manage the sector, which is what led to “significant amounts of recyclables ending up in landfill and increased stockpiling posing unacceptable risks to public health and the environment”.

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Breakthrough discovery of endlessly recyclable plastic

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have designed a recyclable plastic – called poly(diketoenamine) or PDK – which can be disassembled into its constituent parts at the molecular level and then reassembled into a different shape, texture and colour over and over again, without loss of performance or quality.

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