Waste and recycling

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NSW Green Star brand caught up in waste scandal

NSW construction waste sent to Queensland for recycling is instead ending up dumped in landfill, a Fairfax investigation this week has revealed, raising fears that the practice could compromise the legitimacy of NSW Green Star ratings.

South Australia reveals plan to capitalise on waste crisis

While councils across the country come to grips with China’s decision to stop importing recycled waste, South Australia has released a 30-year plan it says could make it a circular economy world leader.

Upcycling proves lucrative for Plastic Forests

Upcycling business Plastic Forests, which turns contaminated plastic films into new products, is in expansion mode and about to commence operations at a new Albury-Wodonga “super site”.

We can’t recycle our way to ‘zero waste’

In the wake of the final episode of the ABC’s War on Waste, in which a dismayed Craig Reucassel canvasses Australia’s rubbish-related sins, the idea of “zero waste” is pretty…

5 sustainable fashion trends worth embracing

The old saying goes that when you feel good, you look good. And it’s far easier to feel good when you know what you’re wearing isn’t trashing the planet

Explainer: why we should be turning waste into fuel

The federal government recently announced that it is giving recycling company ResourceCo a loan of A$30 million to build two waste-to-fuel plants producing “solid waste fuel”.

SE Water delivers solar-powered wastewater innovation

Victorian-government owned utility South East Water is working to commercialise an integrated solar-powered pressure sewer system suitable for areas with unreliable or non-existent electricity supplies.

Circular cities and the closed-loop economy

Several cities have joined forces to chart their path to a future where they will create no waste and everything will be reused or recycled endlessly. Believe it or not,…