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Sustainable energy from waste for better future

Sustainability Matters

April 19, 2020

Australia is one of the biggest producers of municipal waste per capita in the world. Every year, Australia saves 25 million tonnes of waste from going to landfill. But it takes very little to make a truckload of separated waste unusable, which is the general waste problem. Even some of the most environmentally savvy people don’t fully understand where everything goes in our complicated waste and

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Energy, Environment & Climate, Waste Management & Recycling






Report predicts bioplastics growth

Sustainability Matters

April 1, 2020

About eight million pieces of plastic make their way into the world’s oceans each day, representing a global-scale pollution problem that is not going anywhere without serious intervention. Bioplastics — plastics produced from biomass feedstocks — could help solve the world’s plastics problem but are struggling to wrestle market share away from conventional plastics.

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Environment & Climate, Sustainability, Waste Management & Recycling



Modifying nanocarbons to purify water

Sustainability Matters

March 23, 2020

Heavy metals in drinking water represent a serious threat to human health in many parts of the world — particularly developing countries — with the possibility of some heavy metals accumulating in the body over time and leading to cancers and organ damage. In addition to the health threats of contaminated water linked to poor sanitation, metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic can be present

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Waste Management & Recycling, Water Quality & Water Pollution


On-tap bubbles save glass from landfill

Sustainability Matters

March 11, 2020

Australians use approximately 17 billion bottles and cans each year. But only 57% of glass we put into our recycling bins is actually recycled, with the remaining 43% destined for landfill, where it takes around one million years to decompose. So why isn’t it enough to simply put glass bottles in the correct recycling bin? One reason is that due to the presence of unrecyclable waste materials or broken

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Industry & Packaging, Waste Management & Recycling


Polibrid elastomeric polyurethane coating solution

Sustainability Matters

March 8, 2020

AkzoNobel has introduced the Polibrid 705E elastomeric polyurethane and Polibrid 670S concrete primer as part of its coatings and linings portfolio. Suitable for water and wastewater applications, the flexible system has crack and bridging properties and the ability to withstand concrete movements. Key features include: solvent free and zero VOC; high film thickness in a single coat (5 mm+ if

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Waste Management & Recycling