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Going hard on soft plastics recycling

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March 2, 2020

Nestlé and Australian recycler iQ Renew have announced a trial to find a way to collect, sort and process soft plastics. The trial will see soft plastics collected from over 100,000 homes through kerbside recycling and diverted from landfill. The announcement comes alongside the federal government’s National Plastics Summit, which aims to identify new solutions to the plastic waste

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Industry gets behind National Plastics Summit

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March 1, 2020

Today’s National Plastics Summit in Canberra will gather a cross-section of 200 delegates from government, industry and community sectors to address the problem of plastic waste. In addition to examining solutions to the plastic waste challenge and mobilising action from governments, industry and non-government organisations, the summit will identify new opportunities to directly address

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SMC to showcase latest wastewater solutions at WIOA

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March 1, 2020

April’s WIOA Water Industry Operations Conference and Exhibition will provide visitors with a chance to discover and research new technologies, equipment, services and ideas related to the water industry. With an increasing population, expanding manufacturing and growing regulatory requirements, demand for industrial wastewater treatment services is projected to grow by approximately 5.3%

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Greening the Green aims to boost soft plastics recycling

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February 25, 2020

PepsiCo and Clean Up Australia have joined forces, launching the three-year program ‘Greening the Green’ aimed at educating consumers on soft plastic recovery and increasing soft plastic recycling across Australia. Although the nation’s recycling rate has increased more than 50% since 1996, waste to landfill has not decreased. The Australian Plastics Recycling Survey from

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Injection moulding company acquires Ausdrain

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February 13, 2020

Sydney-based A Plus Plastics has acquired stormwater management company Ausdrain in a strategic move to expand its injection moulding manufacturing capacity. A Plus Plastics Managing Director and owner Matthew Holloway is fervent about manufacturing in Australia and approached Ausdrain to propose the acquisition. “I actually picked up the phone and rang the owner of Ausdrain, Gerard Jorna,

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