3 little-known reasons why plastic recycling could actually make things worse

By Pascal Scherrer, Southern Cross University This week in Paris, negotiators from around the world are convening for a United Nations meeting. They will tackle a thorny problem: finding a globally binding solution for plastic pollution. Of the staggering 460 million tonnes of plastic used globally in 2019 alone, much is used only once and…

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Infrabuild to the rescue as loan bolsters GFG Alliance

UK billionaire Sanjeev Gupta has again relied on his successful Australian steel businesses to bolster his GFG Alliance group’s finances, with steel manufacturer and distributor Infrabuild confirming a new secured loan. InfraBuild closed a $537 million (USD350 million) Senior Secured Asset-Backed Term Loan led by funds and accounts managed by BlackRock and Silver Point Finance.…

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Best of the week — the five most popular stories among @AuManufacturing’s readers

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) Hydrogen energy company Endua raises $11.8 million Green energy company Endua announced that it has raised $7.5 million in pre-series private funding, with new investors including Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), Melt Ventures and 77 Partners. The company…

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Celebrating Australian Made – two venerable local agricultural machinery brands

In the final part in our two week editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – we profile two venerable agricultural Australian manufacturing brands – Horwood Bagshaw and K-Line Ag. By Nicholas Way.. They might now be part of an international conglomerate, but agricultural machinery manufacturers, Horwood Bagshaw and K-line Ag, remain integral ingredients of the…

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Forget exporting hydrogen, make green iron and steel – Sanjeev Gupta

The Executive Chairman of steelmaker GFG Alliance Sanjeev Gupta has urged Australia to forgo the export of green hydrogen in favour of making green iron and steel onshore. The owner of the Whyalla steelworks and distributor Infrabuild told the Australian Hydrogen Conference in Brisbane that Australia had a generational opportunity to lead the global race…

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Marand, Rheinmetall expand manufacturing contract on Boxer CRV

Marand Precision Engineering and Rheinmetall have announced an extension to their manufacturing partnership worth $50 million.  The announcement concerns the Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV), which is currently in use with the Australian Defence Force, and assembled near Brisbane.  Marand’s work involves manufacture of LANCE digital turrets, hull components and vehicle attachments in Geelong for…

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