ALDI Australia is set to become the first major Australian supermarket to begin replacing plastic straws with paper alternatives in a boxed drink product. Read more
In an Australian first, the ACT Government has declared public events as ‘plastic-free’ under the Plastic Reduction Act, passed earlier this year. It is also engaging with the community and industry on the phase-out of the second tranche of single-use plastic items from 1 July 2022.
Ampoules and needle caps were recycled into new building materials as part of a pilot project to tackle plastic waste in the healthcare sector.
Maintaining a clean product is important for waste operators to increase quality, price and site safety. WMR speaks with ScreenPod about how its AirVac Range utilises the latest technology to remove plastics from feed stocks. Read more
Chemistry Australia has collaborated with CSIRO on a new report into advanced recycling technologies that can increase the recovery and recycling of Australia’s plastic resources. Read more
Sustainability Victoria is offering further grants of up to $50,000 for organisations to pursue packaging waste reduction and recovery opportunities.
Victoria is set to have the capacity to process an additional 8000 tonnes of plastic annually, thanks to joint funding from the Federal and Victorian Governments. Read more
The Federal and New South Wales have announced 22 new recycling projects across metropolitan and regional NSW as part of a $600 million national rollout of recycling infrastructure.
Steve Richards of RSM Group speaks with Waste Management Review about navigating waste insurance, as well as how to avoid potential barriers while Pursuing general insurance. Read more
As Steve Llyod tells Waste Management Review, the new model Palfinger PH T22A DINO SLD5 Hookloader is set to offer the flexibility needed for modern projects. Read more