25-26 Nov 2020
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[EXHIBITOR FEATURE] Corporate recycling can be a beautiful thing

AWRE Exhibitor, Method wins bronze award at the NZ Best Design Awards for their office recycling bins and packaging.  Method, a New Zealand company specialising in office recycling, have been favourably compared to Dyson by leading New Zealand architects. Co-founder India Korner explains “Companies today spend a huge amount of time and money to create offices […]

Product Stewardship – An Insider’s Guide

We look at priority products and ask – is Product Stewardship progressing in Australia? 1. WINNER – Packaging Packaging stewardship has recently taken a major leap forward via the announcement of 10 cents container deposit schemes in both NSW and Queensland. With South Australia having a scheme since the 1970s, once both the NSW and […]

Recycling e-waste in the transport sector

Jun 27, 2016 Recycling

Insights into MobileMuster’s recycling program with WA’s ‘Top Workplace Recycler,’ Transperth.  With the increase in mobile phone usage, the number of lost phones has grown rapidly within the transport sector contributing to Australia’s e-waste issue, which is growing three times faster than any other waste issue nation-wide. Due to the possible sensitive nature of personal […]

Adapting to change in the Australian metals recycling sector

Jun 27, 2016 Recycling

Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Never has the paradigm been more true than in metals recycling today, as massive structural change sweeps the Australian sector. At the centre of this change […]

The debate on plastic

Jun 27, 2016 Resources

The design phase needs to change for plastic bags to have a future says GRANT MUSGROVE. The debate on plastic bags in Australia is rather unsophisticated and the problem is complex. At the outset, I should say there’s no simple answer, but the issue with plastic bags really arises at the design phase – they’re […]

The right climate for organics recovery? Part 3 – Taking up the organics recovery challenge

Jun 24, 2016 Organics

Part 3 – Taking up the organics recovery challenge The right climate for organics recovery? A three part look into new market conditions that are making organics recovery more viable.  Across Australia, private sector investors are backing organics recovery, demonstrating the viability of recovering this critical resource. Recovering a “waste” stream almost always means treatment […]

The right climate for organics recovery? Part 2 – How do State Governments drive organics recovery?

Jun 8, 2016 Organics

Part 2 – How do State Governments drive organics recovery? The right climate for organics recovery? A three part look into new market conditions that are making organics recovery more viable. Each Australian State has its own unique facilities and policies for diverting organics from landfill. With Australia producing more than 12 million tonnes of […]

The right climate for organics recovery? Part 1 – Will kerbside organics parallel dry recycling?

Jun 2, 2016 Organics

Part 1 – Will kerbside organics parallel dry recycling? The right climate for organics recovery? A three part look into new market conditions that are making organics recovery more viable.   Organics to compost is the biggest kerbside recovery trend in Australia, with Local Government firmly in the drivers’ seat. Starting from almost near zero […]

Learn from the new wave in innovation

May 24, 2016 Resources

Local innovators are leading the way on sustainability innovation – learn from three of the best Australia has long been on the global innovation radar across many industries, and now the world sustainability community is sitting up and taking note of a new wave of local environmentally focussed entrepreneurs and innovators coming from ‘the land […]

Build a house and butt out litter

RMIT researchers may have found a way to solve a global littering problem while helping brick makers cut production costs. A team led by Dr Abbas Mohajerani has demonstrated that fired-clay bricks made with just 1% of cigarette butt content can in fact cut brick production costs and reduce energy consumption by up to 58%. […]

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