Teamwork makes the dream work for railway innovator

Stephen Webster’s company has been developing composite railway sleepers from recycled plastic since 2014. He tells Brent Balinski that the development path hasn’t been easy, and that cooperation among companies and government will be essential if circular economy initiatives are going to flourish.      

Liberty Steel sought government loan guarantee: report

There have been media reports that Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance approached federal and state governments for a government guarantee to aid the Whyalla smelter’s restructure and expansion. Todays’s report, in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, reported sources who claim an informal approach was made to a joint Commonweath/South Australian taskforce about the possibility of…

Today’s waste plastic, tomorrow’s prototype

Brent Balinski spoke to Chris Larkin, CEO and co-founder at PolyLab, about the startup’s origins in humanitarian work and its plans to close the loop for rapid prototyping.   3D printing for prototyping can be expensive and wasteful, with a large amount of unused support material and the prototypes themselves binned after they’ve outlived their…