Waste and recycling

Microfactories can turn Australia’s waste crisis to gold mines

Sites as small as 50 square metres could be transformed into “microfactories” that can process waste into valuable, sellable products, thanks to new technology out of the University of NSW’s Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT).

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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”.