July 31, 2023
Given that humankind has become more considerate of the planet's future, almost everybody, from organizations to individuals, is actively seeking new ways to help mitigate the increasing environmental challenges we face today. This is for the ultimate aim of removing the obstacles to more sustainable, greener living including the waste humans generate.
May 17, 2023
Short for “electronic waste”, e-waste refers to any discarded device or equipment that has a plug, battery or electrical cord—from old mobile phones and laptops to refrigerators, televisions and even electric toothbrushes. With the increasing rate of product obsolescence, shorter device life span, and the insatiable consumer demand for the latest tech models, it’s no surprise
April 26, 2023
Packaging is essential to launch and market eco-friendly products for all industries, from food and drinks to fashion and construction. Therefore, focusing on sustainable and eco-friendly packaging options is one of the ways for companies to become more eco-friendly and respond to their eco-conscious consumers' demands.
April 12, 2023
With landfills causing 18 percent of the world’s methane emissions and plastic expected to outpace fish in oceans by 2050, sustainable waste management is a pressing environmental issue. According to the World Bank, global municipal solid waste generation is expected to increase by 70 percent by 2050, from 2.01 billion tonnes in 2016 to 3.4 billion tonnes in 2050.
September 16, 2021
When Metro Vancouver officially introduced a ban on food waste to landfills, there was a need for waste management companies to expand into food waste management. The already established leader, Recycling Alternative developed a solution to manage food waste in urban areas.
September 14, 2021
The NSW Government has released the Energy from Waste Infrastructure Plan, which outlines the planning considerations for future energy-from-waste infrastructure in the state. The plan is designed to ensure waste infrastructure is located in precincts most suitable for managing the state’s residual waste and also protects air quality for communities.
Cleanaway noted that the new plan limits the
September 7, 2021
Kellogg Australia has revealed that it will trial 1000 recyclable displays across retail stores nationwide.
The new displays are made with 80% recycled content and a water-based coating instead of plastic coating for the stands, while the shelf clips are created with natural materials by combining sugarcane and wood pulp (all previously made of plastic film and moulded plastic). The move is the first trial
September 2, 2021
The University of Adelaide’s North Terrace campus is now home to an Advanced Materials Research Facility, which will enable scientists to develop the next generation of advanced materials to achieve a more sustainable future for society.
“In the new Advanced Materials Research Facility, chemical engineers and scientists will be making materials for a range of applications such as renewable
August 23, 2021
Sydneysiders are taking advantage of a City of Sydney pilot program to recycle tricky items and divert waste from landfill during lockdown. The household collection service is being trialled for 12 months, providing on-demand pick-ups for tricky-to-recycle goods like batteries, soft plastics and clothing.
Since the NSW Government issued stay-at-home orders in June, uptake of the RecycleSmart pilot has
August 17, 2021
Pact Group, Cleanaway, Asahi Beverages and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) plan to form a joint venture that will build and operate a new PET recycling facility.
Signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU), the parties intend to come together to provide an industry model for recycling solutions in Australia. This will include the new facility as well as the PET recycling facility currently being