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Flexible packaging makes up more than 21% of the entire packaging industry. Asia counts as the largest market (40%) and growth in the region is projected to be 5% between 2015 and 2020 as compared to...
A prosthetic hand doesn't come cheap, costing as much as AU$ 4000 (US$ 3000) when manufactured conventionally, notes Sara Rickards, co-founder of RE:PURPOSE FOR GOOD. But according to the biomedical...
The new grants will help businesses and corporations upgrade waste management practices and support projects that will deliver almost 1MW of renewable energy capacity per annum, D’ambrosio has...
In 2015, Relectrify developed an innovative control technology that reduces the cost of repurposing electric vehicle batteries while boosting performance and lifespan. The start-up combines both...
Neometals reports that it has filed three US provisional patent applications associated with its innovative technology. The company is confident the 100 kilograms per day pilot plant in Canada will...
The new recycling facility will rely on a ‘destructive distillation’ process to transform the large end-of-life tyres into oil, carbon and steel. Green Distillation Technologies (GDT)...
A total of 1.5 million tonnes of plastic were consumed in Australia in the 2012–13 financial year – this represents roughly 65 kilograms per citizen. However, the country's plastics...
Nyrstar's site will accept a wide range of electronic products such as photovoltaic cells from roof solar panels, alkaline batteries, printed computer circuit boards, cathode ray tubes, mobile phones...
Some of the equipment, including industrial controls and data destruction devices, will be developed by Converge. Other equipment will be purchased from outside suppliers with which SRS has worked...
Researchers at Deakin university in Melbourne, Australia, have launched a research project aimed at the direct reuse of aerospace aluminium alloys. This requires pre-sorting of the alloys when...
Mechanical engineers tested the oil that, when blended with diesel in small percentages, not only gives reduced emissions but also delivers no loss of engine performance. The percentage of fossil...
According to Stengs, it was still unclear who ought to be 'punished' for failure to meet the EU's mandatory 45% collection target by the end of this year. 'Instead of offering transparency about each...
Difficult-to-recycle waste streams including cosmetics packaging are 'not typically profitable' to recycle in the current infrastructure, laments Szaky. While it is technically possible to recycle...
‘Home renovations have averaged an annual growth of around 10% per annum in the past several years and Australians buy more than 100 million litres of paint per year,’ comments Karen...
Scrapped cars exported from the USA to China reportedly contain millions of dollars’ worth of forgotten pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters every year, according to the Wall Street Journal....
US district judge Marvin Garbis added three years of supervised release to the punishment of Jarred Hazelton, who pretended to be working for the Baltimore department of public works and unlawfully...
The event offers industry professionals the opportunity to learn about innovative, sustainable waste management and recycling solutions. It will include a comprehensive seminar programme featuring...
Materials to be sorted at the new facility for recycling will include OCC, overissue magazines, overissue news, mixed reels, mixed cores, bulk bags, mixed plastics and polystyrene. 'The Hemmant site...
The team of Australian scientists discovered a non-toxic, biodegradable chemical process that allows keratin to be distilled, which might benefit cosmetics or even pharmaceutical applications....
The new ZCell battery is 'unique' as it does not use lithium – it is based on a zinc-bromide solution – and can store 10kWh of electricity. 'The active parts are plastic, aluminium and...
In India, over 500 000 tonnes of crumb rubber modified bitumen (CRMB) is used annually in road construction. ‘This can at least be doubled in next two to three years,’ Sekhri predicted....
Based in Suffolk in the east of England, Murfitts has shipped over 300 tons of its recycled rubber granules to Australia to create a 19 000-square-metre surface for the Monbulk Rangers Soccer Club....
A significant hurdle to recycling waste clothing and other textiles into their original fibres is that most of this material is composed of blended fibres - the most common being polyester/cotton...
GDT will 'operate continuously' to turn the end-of-life tyres (ELTs) into 40% carbon, 35% oil and 15% steel by weight. According to the recycler, around 500 000 used tyres are generated annually in...
According to Chris Althaus, ceo of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), this commitment proves that the mobile telecommunications industry takes its product stewardship...
The Australian researchers picked out 'a select group of advanced economies' in order to develop insights that can be applied to the domestic market. Scandinavian and northern European countries were...
Dr Thomas Dorin and his co-workers have built a prototype of the recycling process at Deakin's Institute for Frontier Materials at Waurn Ponds. Said to deliver 'an enhancement of the alloys'...
Through Waste Choices, businesses of any size have the flexibility to post a one-off project or an ongoing contract for the management of over 30 waste streams. They can enter the pick-up location...
Despite Samoa's rising waste volumes, recyclers in the area 'don't have the machines to process the material here', Loane Sio points out. Exporting the waste for recycling is too expensive given the...
Professor Sahajwalla, who is director of the University of New South Wales′ Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology, has also received funding worth AU$ 2.37 million (US$ 2.2...

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