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Researchers lead the charge with new plastic recycling technology

Researchers at UNSW Sydney have pioneered a groundbreaking low-energy technique for recycling plastic, poised to revolutionise the recycling landscape and potentially transform everyday products like Tim Tams.

Australia could raise billions through plastic packaging waste tax – research

New research has found that the Australian government has the opportunity to raise approximately $1.5 billion annually by imposing a levy on businesses that import or manufacture plastic packaging. 

New facility poised to recycle over 1 billion plastic bottles annually

The Federal and Victorian Labor Governments have unveiled a state-of-the-art plastic recycling facility set to process more than one billion plastic bottles annually. Circular Plastics...

Int’l team converts polyethylene waste into valuable chemicals

An international team of experts has devised an innovative method to repurpose polyethylene waste (PE), transforming it into valuable chemicals through light-driven photocatalysis.

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.

CSIRO releases new book on community efforts to eradicate plastic waste

Australia’s national science agency CSIRO has published a new book that sheds light on the innovative and impactful ways communities throughout the world are addressing the plastic pollution challenge.

Sydney University scientists discover plastic-eating fungi

A group of researchers from the University of Sydney have successfully biodegraded a commonly used and hard-to-recycle plastic, called Polypropylene, using two strains of fungi. 

EY joins Alliance to End Plastic Waste, enhancing measurement through deep cross-sector experience

The EY organization has joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, alongside more than 90 companies, project collaborators, allies and supporters who are committed to ending plastic waste in the environment.

It’s the last straw for single-use plastics

Media Release The Palaszczuk Government has re-introduced legislation to ban single-use plastic items in Queensland, starting with straws, stirrers, cutlery and plates. Minister for Environment and...

Circular solution reduces plastic waste in Australian wine industry

Media Release A vineyard drip tube recycling program in South Australia is proving the viability of the circular economy for an increasingly sustainable wine industry. The...

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