Industry News

Sustainable Insights: Growing Australia’s waste and resource recovery industry…it’s happening

Apr 20, 2017

Talking with people from across the waste sector in Victoria and elsewhere, there is always interest in growing markets and investigating new opportunities.

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Plastic Coral – Sustainable Art at AWRE (Part 1)

Apr 19, 2017

We sat down with Maria Gallo, curator and artist for the art piece ‘PLASTIC CORAL’ that will come to life at AWRE 2017.

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100% recycled ink for artists

Apr 17, 2017

We interviewed the founders of Lousy Ink, Mike Eleven and Oli Ruskidd to find out more about how their innovative idea to use ink runoff from discarded inkjet cartridges once deemed for landfill or chemical waste burn-off to ink for artists.

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Industry leaders empower the NWRIC to begin policy development

Apr 5, 2017

The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has received support from Australia’s largest waste management companies – and has begun operations.

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Dust and water-free sweepers come Down Under

Mar 30, 2017

European manufacturer of industrial applications using vacuum-based technology, DISAB, has introduced a new concept for road sweepers, comprising a high vacuum cleaning system built into a road and area sweeper. Road and area sweeping tends to generate dust around the brushes and in the outgoing air from the machine. The Disa-Clean 130 promises a cleaner, […]

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Towards Zero Landfill Project moves closer to target

Mar 23, 2017

This year’s Towards Zero Landfill Project is aiming to reduce its waste to landfill from 10 per cent last year to 5 per cent, says Pedro Gallo, operations manager of the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo. The project, which launched in 2015, sources contractors, suppliers and sponsors who work together to achieve the target, with the results […]

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The right climate for organics recovery?

Feb 16, 2017

While recycling has long been driven by dry commodities such as metals, fibre and plastics – new market conditions are making organics recovery more viable. Working together with industry experts, AWRE takes a look into new market conditions that are making organics recovery more viable. In this three part series titled – The right climate […]

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Great coffee, without the waste

Jan 7, 2017

A new Australian invention allows cafes to use 80% less plastic, and also makes a great coffee. Known as the Juggler, the machine allows any organisation serving milk based drinks to cut packaging and serve precise quantities. Featured at AWRE 2016, the Juggler will be used on coffee carts as part of the event’s Towards […]

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What is the future of urban waste management?

Dec 3, 2016

What will waste management look like in 2025? Here are our top ten predictions for the future of urban recycling. 1) Route optimisation What night does your bin go on the street? In the future, it might not matter, as dynamic route optimisation will mean that your driver will now be automatically routed to exactly […]

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New technology is offering mobile metals separation for both ferrous and non-ferrous streams

Jul 27, 2016

Skala offers mobile metals separation Manufactured by UK recycling specialist BlueMAC, and distributed in Australia by Skala, the All Metal Separator (AMS) has recently become available locally. Director of Skala Australia, Simon Toal, said the technology will help deliver a new level of sophistication into recycling markets. Toal described how the tracked AMS offers flexibility – […]

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