South Australian plastics manufacturer BioBag World Australia will start producing compostable bags as the state closes discussion on eliminating single-use plastics.
Australian beef processor Teys Australia have taken a massive step in reducing its carbon footprint and energy reliance with the development of a $42 million Low Emissions Energy Hub (LEEH) at the company’s Wagga facility in NSW.
In a bid to address Australia’s waste management issues, Procter & Gamble (P&G) has teamed up with TerraCycle to launch the country’s first national Dish and Air Care Recycling Program, which will be giving 2 cents for each item recycled to a designated school or charity aligned with the program.
Enviropacific announced that its SOLVE treatment facility in Altona, Victoria, has now received EPA-approval for its licence to treat Category A, B and C prescribed industrial wastes.
Retail giants Bunnings, IKEA and ALDI have joined forces to launch a new initiative that will help Australians reduce the amount of household waste ending up in landfill, which can become hazardous to the environment.
The use of asbestos was banned in Australia in 2004 immediately after the industry recognition of the life-threatening dangers associated with the inhalation of asbestos fibers. Medical conditions resulting from exposure to asbestos can take as long as 10 to 20 years to reveal themselves. Despite this ban, Australians still suffer from the consequences of existing buildings containing asbestos.
Greenbox has completed Australia’s largest technology asset disposal for the Department of Defence, with more than 110,000 information and communications technology (ICT) devices repurposed.
Perth-based Neometals have successfully commissioned stage 1 of its lithium-ion battery recycling pilot plant at the SGS Lakefield facility in Canada, which aims to deliver high-purity battery materials for market qualification.
After 11 years of research, the Rainbow Bee Eater (RBE) group have invented a waste-fuelled power plant that uses biomass to create clean burning fuel gas and electricity in a single step, with the aim of solving power generation and reliability issues in regional Australia, without the need for government subsidies or grants to be cost-effective.