A Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) survey found that Melbourne’s 31 councils are collectively spending at least $10.8 million per year cleaning up illegally dumped materials.
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.
Research by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) is examining the economic barriers, technologies and opportunities of recycling end-of-life solar PV modules.
A new study has found that bags that claim to deteriorate faster than traditional single-use plastic bags, are taking longer than three years to break down.
In conjunction with Earth Day, the lead battery industry has published a new information brief that details how the sector’s manufacturers and recyclers are demonstrating leadership in implementing a circular economy.
Global apparel company H&M used the equivalent of 325 million PET bottles in its recycled polyester last year, substantially up from the year before.
The opportunity for further collaboration has just been scaled with six new members joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 network. Bringing together leaders and innovators from around the world, the new members will contribute towards the transition to a circular economy through this unique multi-stakeholder platform.
Details of how brands, governments and other organisations are tackling plastic pollution have been set out side-by-side for the first time, thanks to a new report published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative, in collaboration with UN Environment.
A platform of experts is required to help the chemicals industry transition effectively to the EU’s circular economy, according to preliminary conclusions of a study commissioned by Cefic.