Recycling expert Samantha Jones has spoken out about how to properly dispose of wrapping paper over the Christmas period. Samantha has revealed that wrapping paper is non-recyclable in most areas.
Swedish battery maker Northvolt announced that it has produced its first battery cell with 100% recycled nickel, manganese and cobalt (NMC) at its Northvolt Labs in the central city of Västerås.
Whanganui is set to get kerbside recycling from 2023, and a year after that food waste collection will follow. Whanganui District Council’s policy and by-law committee voted in favour of adopting its Waste Minimisation and Management Plan 2021 on Wednesday.
Christchurch will soon be home to a $16.8 million state-of-the-art recycling plant. The facility will be built with a grant from the Ministry for the Environment’s special Covid-19 response and recovery fund.
Mitre 10 has launched a nationwide roll-out of Pot Recycle, a ‘closed loop’ solution that stops garden pots ending up in landfill and reduces the amount of new plastic used to make plant and seedling pots.
Several new and exciting projects have taken root worldwide in the recycling industry that involves robots and artificial intelligence (AI). From large-scale to individual machines, these improvements to the sector will dramatically increase the recycling rate of municipal waste.
Recent tests on Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat’s ocean cleanup rig called System 002 were a success, leading Slat to predict that most of the oceanic garbage patches could be removed by 2040.
A new study demonstrates the proof-of-concept of an entirely new approach to plastic recycling, inspired by the way nature naturally ‘recycles’ the components of organic polymers present in our environment.
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.
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.