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Ditch the “Fire-Ready-Aim” mentality and find a unified voice for Energy from Waste   In a recent report, The Role of Energy from Waste in a Circular Economy: Creating a stable project structure, the Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN) says that the implementation of Energy from Waste (EfW) in Australia should be streamlined in accordance with a nationally developed policy framework. Continue →
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Food left out to fester is a known target for flies, bugs and creepy crawlies, but their insatiable appetite for waste food is actually now being harnessed as a solution for the greater good Tom Freyburg – Waste Management World The idea of eating bugs might be the stuff of nightmares for the squeamish with sensitive palates, but it’s becoming a big business. Continue →
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Lower energy costs, a reduced fossil fuel environmental footprint and cleaner wastewater effluent are just some of the benefits NH Foods Australia are seeing at their Oakey Beef Exports facility from the technology involved in the far-sighted green energy initiative The Global Water & Energy (GWE) COHRAL™ (Covered High-Rate Anerobic Lagoon) plant involved was installed at Oakey by Australian environmental engineering and green energy authority CST Wastewater Solutions, which recently inspected the plant as it reaches its landmark fifth year of service in southern Queensland. Continue →
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Eco-friendly governor Jay Inslee signed legislation making Washington the first US state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains, according to an Associated Press report Ben Messenger – Waste Management World Under the new law that will go into effect in May of next year, people who die in the state will have the option to have their bodies transformed into soil suitable for use in gardening in a process called recomposition. Continue →
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A short documentary feature from 60 Minutes Australia highlights the problems being caused by our reliance on exporting materials from ‘recycling’ collections   According to the broadcaster, there is no doubt Australia is one of the most wasteful nations in the world, so the practice of recycling helps to lessen its guilt. Continue →
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Finnish research and innovation organisation, VTT, has developed a cylindrical extruder which could revolutionise the processing of recyclable materials and thereby promote circular economy business According to VTT, the extruder can be used, for example, to turn problematic textiles and plastics as well as food waste into pellets. Continue →
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A new consultancy has been established in New Zealand to tackle the problem of waste lubricant packages The privately owned 3R Group is leading the Waste Lubricant Container Product Stewardship Scheme which has been established with the aim of exploring  recycling options for lubricant containers. Continue →