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Tomra Cleanaway container deposit

Behind the scenes of TOMRA Cleanaway’s container deposit scheme

The sound of industry is in full force as we arrive at one of New South Wale’s regional container recycling …
vape recycling

Is the vape cloud clearing?

Shannon Mead, Executive Director, No More Butts, considers the progress made on vaping reforms in the past year and asks, …
soft plastic recycling

New soft plastic recycling technology for South Australia

More than 14,000 tonnes of soft plastics will be diverted from South Australian landfills annually, thanks to a $20 million …
battery stewardship scheme redesign

Consultation open for revised battery product stewardship scheme

A proposal to future-proof B-cycle, Australia’s official product stewardship scheme for batteries, is open for industry consultation.
recycle-ready packaging

Recycle-ready bag-in-box packaging for water launched in Australia

Food and beverage packaging solutions provider SIG has introduced a recycle-ready bag for water, developed and manufactured in Australia, marking …
safety barriers

Recycled tyres used in Australia-first safety barrier

Safety barriers made from old tyres are helping protect hundreds of workers building the North East Link and saving tonnes …
mattresses in landfill

Australian Bedding Stewardship Council working to keep mattresses out of landfill

Australian Bedding Stewardship Council is working to keep the 1.8 million mattresses disposed of each year out of landfill.

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komatsu wheel loader

Komatsu wheel loader features next generation technology

Komatsu has introduced the WA475-10, 26-tonne wheel loader to Australian shores. This versatile machine combines power with Komatsu’s loader technology …
motion waste and recycling

Motion keeps wheels turning in waste and recycling facilities

With an unparalleled selection of products, expertise and branches nationwide, Motion is living out its promise to provide Australia’s waste …
soil outcomes

Komptech CEA, Greensill Farming, driving better soil outcomes

Soil is not always what people think about when it comes to improving waste outcomes. For one farmer in the …
lithium battery safety

Ecobatt delivers global best practice for lithium battery safety

A quiet revolution on wheels is gaining momentum in Australian suburbs. The rise of electric bikes (e-bikes) and electric scooters …
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Last Word

product stewardship

Why better product stewardship will benefit recycling sector

Suzanne Toumbourou, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council of Recycling, explains why better product stewardship will reward the recycling …
circular economy Victoria

Sustainability Victoria outlines state’s path to circular economy leader

Sustainability Victoria has a vision for Victoria to become the national leader of circular economy within three years. How? Chief …
packaging targets

APCO and Australia’s packaging targets

Chris Foley, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation explains how Australia will deliver on National Packaging Targets.
waste and recycling in Australia

Why waste and recycling is key to Australia’s economic future: NWRIC

Rick Ralph, Chief Executive Officer of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC), lays bare the need for industry …
plastic pollution myths

The Last Word: Busting plastic pollution myths

Mike Ritchie, Managing Director MRA Consulting Group, explains why stopping plastic pollution is a four-legged chair – better recycling, bans, …