In a world first, noise walls along Victoria’s Mordialloc Freeway will be made from 75 per cent recycled plastic collected from households across the state, as part of a drive to build Australia’s greenest freeway.
McDonalds Australia has confirmed the completion of its nationwide transition from plastic straws and cutlery to fibre-based alternatives, which was announced at last year’s National Plastics Summit at Parliament House.
More than 6.5 million pieces of soft plastic will be recycled in the largest-ever commercial application of Polyrok as part of a Coles supermarket development at Cobblebank in Melbourne’s west.
The Queensland Government has awarded a $1.3 million grant to Envorinex to build a new plastic recycling facility in Toowoomba.
Construction is now underway on a recycling facility in Albury-Wodonga that will see the equivalent of one billion PET plastic bottles recycled each year.
Tasmanian businesses are being encouraged to bring forward new ideas and new technologies for tackling the country’s growing plastic waste challenge, with the Recycling Modernisation Fund (Plastics) Grants Program now open.
Registrations are now open for the India-Australia Circular Economy Hackathon hosted by CSIRO and Atal Innovation Mission, in collaboration with the Indian Government.
In an Australian first, 11 million plastic bread tags will be removed from local waste streams by the end of 2021 with the introduction of 100 per cent recycled and recyclable cardboard bread tags.
APCO has received the go-ahead for two new plastic packaging projects under the Federal Government’s Product Stewardship Investment Fund.
CSIRO is collaborating with Chemistry Australia’s Plastics Stewardship initiative to inform ways to more sustainably use, re-use and recycle plastic products.