Materials

PFAS update & do we need a federal EPA?

PFAS update & do we need a federal EPA?

According to Corrs Chambers Westgarth partner Christine Covington it’s probably time for federal environmental protection agency. And one of its first jobs could be to implement the recommendations of the…

self healing polymer

Self-healing plastics one step closer to mainstream use

A recent scientific breakthrough could see self-healing polymers – which are able to “heal” like human skin – become viable for manufacture in existing factories in six to 12 months.…

plastic doll house

Can bio plastic play a role in the circular economy transition?

The Fifth Estate caught up with sustainable plastics expert Dr John Williams at the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo in Sydney a year after he first flagged his company’s recyclable, biodegradable and non-toxic plastic in a Spinifex column.

cladding aluminium building

NSW imposes retrospective flammable cladding ban

Combustible aluminium composite cladding will be banned in NSW on the exteriors of multi-storey buildings, including residential buildings and public buildings over two storeys, from tomorrow.