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Furniture manufacturer Koskela kickstarts plan for fully circular economy by 2027

Koskela, a manufacturer of furniture designed for Australian workplaces, schools, and homes, has launched its inaugural Circularity Action Plan as part of its ambitious commitment to total circularity by 2027. 

RMIT’s circular economy report wins Good Design Award

A report published by RMIT University highlighting the potential of using design to aid Australia’s transition towards a circular economy has won the Good Design Award for Design Research. 

New ARC Research Hub to deliver sustainable fibre materials to Australian market

The Australian Research Council has officially opened the new ARC Research Hub for Functional and Sustainable Fibres which will boost productivity and competitiveness in the advanced manufacturing industry. 

RMIT University strengthens concrete with used coffee grounds

A team of engineers in Australia has developed a technique to make concrete 30 per cent stronger using waste coffee grounds, turning them into...

Amcor and Mondelez invest in Licella’s first recycling facility in Australia

Construction is set for one of Australia’s first advanced plastic recycling facilities following an announcement that packaging company Amcor and food company Mondel?z will invest in Licella’s Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor (Cat-HTR) technology.

University of Adelaide’s new battery recycling centre receives ARC funding

A University of Adelaide researcher has secured $5 million in funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation to develop a Training Centre for Battery Recycling. 

Manufacturers urged to apply for free Innovate to Grow: Ending Plastic Waste program

Australia’s national science agency CSIRO is opening a new round of its free, ten-week Innovate to Grow program, this time for SMEs, including manufacturers, focusing on plastic waste issues.

Circular economy needed to eliminate fashion waste, says expert

A UNSW professor has highlighted the importance of establishing a circular economy as today’s fashion brands produce almost twice the volume of clothes as before the year 2000. 

Legrand Australia sets out to boost future of local manufacturing

Australians’ perception of local manufacturing is growing steadily through the years as the critical industry becomes a vital factor in the country’s economy and the nation’s efforts to achieve environmental goals. 

Simply Cups gains Australasian Recycling Label recognition to boost paper cup recycling

Closed Loop Environmental Solutions’ paper cup recycling program Simply Cups has been recognised as an Alternative Destination under the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL). 

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