With COVID-19 bringing forward the retirement of hundreds of airliners, there’s now massive money to be made from recycling them. There are dozens of companies around the world which dismantle airliners and salvage what they can for resale.
Australian start-up BlockTexx has begun work on what it claims will the the first textile recycling plant capable of separating and recycling blends of cotton and polyester fibres at scale.
Nature’s Fresh is beginning to transition away from plastic tags – phasing in new recyclable cardboard bread tags one day a week from August 14, on all Nature’s Fresh loaves from its Auckland Bakery.
One of the biggest arguments against electric vehicles is the idea that batteries can’t be recycled in New Zealand. One Kiwi group that’s looking to offer an EV battery recycling service in New Zealand goes by the name of B.I.G.
The New South Wales south coast is powering ahead when it comes to alternative energy projects, with dairies soon to be powered by poo and new solar farms being built, and plans for a state-of-the-art recycling machine.
Plastic recycling is still in its infancy – only a small part of the waste is recyclable. Natural enzymes could get the circular economy going.
An Auckland packaging company is working to remove the confusion around recycling plastic, one meat tray at a time. Pact Packaging’s Kiwi-designed meat trays – made from Polyethylene Terephthalate, or PET – can be recycled.
The Gore Pakeke Lions are back in the paper recycling business as the price for recycled paper stabilises. In February last year, the recycling factory the club runs in the town stopped collecting paper.
Before the pandemic arrived and safety became such a high priority, the Olympic Commission announced it was to be the ‘most sustainable one’ since the Games started in 1896. But what does that mean exactly?
As smartphone sales have skyrocketed, so has the device’s contribution to waste streams and carbon emissions. Manufacturers will need to conserve resources as 6 of the key elements for mobile phones will run out in the next 100 years.
Five Ōtūmoetai College students are taking part in the Young Enterprise Scheme and have started a business that turns the plastic bottle tops into earrings. ‘Dune’ has launched on Instagram and will be appearing at local markets next month.
What may seem like trash to some is musical treasure in the hands of Afro-Brazilian artist Dendê Macêdo. His new album “Recycled Sounds” features instruments made of found materials.