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  • A circular economy for plastics: the time is now

    A circular economy for plastics: the time is now

    This year’s Society for Plastic Engineers‘ Plastics and the Circular Economy virtual conference saw Cleanaway CEO and Managing Director Vik Bansal outline his plan for creating the right environment to drive closed-loop plastic recycling in Australia. “Set against the backdrop of the recent National Waste Policy Action Plan, defined timings for the Waste Export Ban […] More

  • product stewardship for textile industry

    product stewardship for textile industry

    The Australasian Circular Textile Association (ACTA) unveils plans for a circular economy led by product stewardship in the textile industry. In 2020, Australia’s environmental agenda has seen inspiring national leadership. The new Waste and Reduction Recycling Bill passed in August establishes new national criteria for waste handling, and the award of the Product Stewardship Centre […] More

  • Vertical urban farm for Sydney's CBD

    Vertical urban farm for Sydney’s CBD

    Charter Hall Group has partnered with Urban Green Sydney to incorporate a large vertical urban farm at its 1 Shelley Street office tower, which is home to Macquarie Group. Installed in the building’s 1000 m2 basement space, the vertical farm will produce over 30 different varieties and 4000 punnets of microgreens a week. At approximately […] More

  • Green gas project to power 6000+ NSW homes

    Green gas project to power 6000+ NSW homes

    A biomethane-to-gas project will see thousands of Sydney homes and businesses using renewable green gas for cooking, heating and hot water. Commencement of the project follows an agreement between energy infrastructure company Jemena and Sydney Water that will generate biomethane at the Malabar Wastewater Treatment Plant in South Sydney. The zero carbon emission high-quality biomethane […] More

  • Matchmaker ASPIRE rehomes recovered resources

    Matchmaker ASPIRE rehomes recovered resources

    Businesses are using an innovative digital platform to exchange waste, resulting in benefits to the economy and the environment. Developed by CSIRO, the ASPIRE (Advisory System for Processing, Innovation & Resource Exchange) online marketplace matches up businesses to exchange, reuse and recycle materials that would otherwise be diverted to landfill. ASPIRE CEO Cameron McKenzie said, […] More

  • program to recycle kids' car seats

    program to recycle kids’ car seats

    Old, unwanted and potentially unsafe child car safety seats will be given a new lease of life under a government-funded program that will recover and recycle the seats. Via the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund (NPSIF), and in accordance with the National Waste Policy Action Plan, SeatCare aims to help the public safely dispose of […] More

  • WaterGroup helps Sydney Water listen out for leaks

    WaterGroup helps Sydney Water listen out for leaks

    Sydney Water is continually exploring and implementing innovative technologies to improve water services for its five million customers. In collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the water utility is improving strategies to reduce leaks and breaks across its network using acoustic sensors — selecting four leak-detections systems and deploying 229 acoustic sensors across […] More

  • Airport PFAS water treatment plant powered by solar

    Airport PFAS water treatment plant powered by solar

    Environmental services provider Enviropacific has completed construction of an innovative water treatment facility at Melbourne Airport to tackle per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substance (PFAS) contamination. Powered by solar energy, the facility will allow PFAS-impacted soils generated from onsite projects to be safely managed and stored for future reuse. Designed, built and operated by Enviropacific, the […] More

  • new microrecycling technique transforms aluminium

    new microrecycling technique transforms aluminium

    A discovery by the UNSW Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre could start a ‘green aluminium’ manufacturing revolution and bolster efforts to advance Australia’s manufacturing industry. Backed by industry partner Nespresso, researchers at the SMaRT Centre have found a way to recover aluminium from complex, multilayered packaging. The new technique is based on the […] More

  • NSW Government releases ambitious renewable energy roadmap

    NSW Government releases ambitious renewable energy roadmap

    The NSW Government has unveiled its Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap — an ambitious energy plan outlining new support for NSW Renewable Energy Zones by 2030, with policy and financial support for renewable energy and battery storage projects. The roadmap has been acclaimed by several key organisations, but concerns have been expressed by the Australian Energy Council […] More

  • Partners develop underground EV charging stations for mines

    Partners develop underground EV charging stations for mines

    Siemens and mining services supplier Murray Engineering have developed a high-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station for use at mines — below and above ground. The charging stations will initially be used to power a light EV currently being designed and manufactured by Murray Engineering — providing a holistic, fully enclosed solution specifically designed to […] More

  • Neoen completes financing for Australia's largest solar farm

    Neoen completes financing for Australia’s largest solar farm

    Renewable energy producer Neoen has reached financial close on Western Downs Green Power Hub — a 460 MWp solar farm located near Chinchilla in South West Queensland. Owned outright by Neoen, it is reported that Western Downs will be the largest solar farm in Australia, delivering clean energy into Powerlink’s transmission network and bringing significant […] More

  • Registrations open for ARBS Seminar Series Online

    Registrations open for ARBS Seminar Series Online

    ARBS Exhibitions is launching a series of online seminars featuring leaders, academics, organisations, associations and experts in the HVAC&R and building services industry. Commencing on 17 November and continuing into the new year, the ARBS Seminar Series Online is available and open to all who wish to attend, with a small registration fee applicable to […] More

  • Irrigation study reveals best strategy for SA tomato production

    Irrigation study reveals best strategy for SA tomato production

    Researchers at the University of South Australia have found that water quality and deficit irrigation schemes each have significant effects on crop development, yield and water productivity — with recycled wastewater achieving the best overall results. Publishing their results in the journal Agriculture, the team tested different water sources on greenhouse-grown tomatoes, finding that recycled […] More

  • FIMER charges ahead with e-mobility portfolio

    FIMER charges ahead with e-mobility portfolio

    A comprehensive portfolio of residential and commercial electrical vehicle (EV) chargers has been launched by solar inverter manufacturer FIMER. With EVs estimated to account for 30% of global vehicles by 2025, the new portfolio of AC and DC charging stations and wallboxes are designed for use in residential and commercial applications. “We are proud of […] More

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