The Annual Plastics and Waste Conference, organised by the Australia-New Zealand Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers, will be run as a series of webinars under the title of Plastics and the Circular Economy – The Virtual Edition.
Woolworths Group is backing a new Australian plastic recycling start-up using science to reduce the need for new plastic to be produced.
Food rescue organisation, OzHarvest has launched a new campaign to tackle the 2.5 million tonnes of food wasted from homes every year.
The Federal Government has launched a $171 million bid to take 3.4 million tonnes of food and garden waste out of landfill each year, diverting it to farms to create healthier soils and a better environment.
The Battery Stewardship Council (BSC), Australia’s official battery product stewardship scheme, has unveiled plans to increase participation, alongside a new-look public program called B-cycle (Scheme).
Recycling in regional and remote Australia has been given a $7 million funding boost to “turbocharge” Australia’s waste and recycling industry.
Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of plastic waste generated from clothing enters landfill every year, prompting the Federal Government to invest $1 million to fund a new textile waste grant round under the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund.
South Australia’s recycling industry will receive its biggest ever investment, with eight new projects worth $111 million announced to build and modernise key infrastructure.
MobileMuster, the product stewardship program of the mobile phone industry, has announced a free take-back trial to get Australians recycling more electronic waste.
Four new schemes join a range of organisations represented at the launch of the Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence at Parliament House on Monday night.