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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.

Detpak’s eco-friendly potato bag wins top packaging design award

South Australian packaging leader Detpak has been honoured with the prestigious APPMA Packaging Design Innovation Award for their groundbreaking Kerbside Recyclable Paper Bag for Fresh Potatoes.

WA pioneers shift to compostable coffee cups, bans non-recyclable options

Western Australia (WA) is bidding farewell to non-compostable coffee cups, as part of its comprehensive Plan for Plastics initiative.

Australia invests $40M in university-led initiative to bolster plastic recycling

The Australian Government has allocated $40 million to the University of Sydney to address the plastic waste crisis and establish a circular economy that imparts financial value to plastics at the end of their lifecycle.

Australia’s plastic emissions will more than double by 2050 – research says

The plastics consumed by Australians each year have a greenhouse emissions impact similar to 5.7 million cars, or more than one-third of all vehicles on Australian roads, according to a new analysis. 

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.

CSIRO: Australia food supply greatly impacted by micro and nanoplastics

A recent study conducted by Australia’s national science agency CSIRO found that micro and nanoplastics are prevalent in the nation’s food supply, impacting agricultural systems and the environment.

Armidale paves way for recycling with 20 tonnes mixed plastics sold

The Armidale Regional Council has sold and shipped approximately 20 tonnes of mixed plastics to Impact Recycling based in Queensland, demonstrating the city’s cutting-edge crate recycling system. 

Global 3D printing high-performance plastic market expected to grow at 8.5% CAGR by 2029

The market for high-performance plastics used in 3D printing is expected to expand significantly between 2023 and 2029, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.45 per cent, reaching a value of USD 184.5 million by that year, according to market research firm BlueWeave Consulting.

Queensland stadiums to test out reusable plastic cups

Reusable drinking cups are now being trialled at stadium venues in Brisbane as part of an effort to protect Queensland’s environment and lifestyle. 

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