The plastic waste that are released into the environment has garnered a lot of attention due to ocean trash and overcrowded landfills.
A new study by The University of South Australia has tested and verified the structural integrity of walls constructed from tyres packed with earth, with the results potentially providing new opportunities for the reuse of end-of-life tyres in the construction industry.
Boosting conversion to useable products while using less of the valuable metal ruthenium is the purpose of a plastics recycling innovation that was presented at the American Chemical Society’s fall meeting in Chicago on August 22nd, 2022.
A new study finds that 53% of local authorities in England have seen a drop in household waste sent for reuse, recycling or composting over the last five years.
A recent breakthrough in how to recycle EV batteries by tech companies Graphmatech and Graphenea and battery supplier Northvolt offers a way towards the green energy transition.
Only a fraction of the material that could be turned into new plastic is currently recycled. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have now demonstrated how the carbon atoms in mixed waste can replace all fossil raw materials in the production of new plastic.
The decision by the Queensland Government to ban all disposable plastic shopping bags steps up the attack on polluting single use plastic items, with the plan to introduce a Reusable Shopping Bag Standard to ensure all shopping bags available from retailers will be genuinely reusable in the future. Disposable coffee cups are now also centre of the agenda.
Researchers at the University of Queensland have found a species of worm with an appetite for polystyrene could be the key to plastic recycling on a mass scale.
New research by Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, shows Australian coastal plastic pollution has decreased by 29 per cent, the surprise discovery revealed as part of a broader project assessing waste reduction efforts.
In the five years since its inception, the Plastic Free Places (PFP) program, run by the Boomerang Alliance, has eliminated, or removed over 12.5 million single use takeaway plastic items from use. That includes plastic straws, cutlery, coffee cups, lids, water bottles and plastic containers.