Lithium looks to recycling as fertiliser additive

New materials developer Lithium Australia has completed short duration glasshouse testing of fertilisers with added micro-nutrients derived from recycled alkaline batteries. The Perth company reported plant uptake of zinc and manganese was in line with expectations for oxide materials. More than 6,000 tonnes of alkaline batteries are consumed nationally each year, with 97 per cent…

Anthony Albanese calls for a revival in manufacturing – in his own words

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese delivered an address from Canberra today where he called for a revival in manufacturing, and greater investment in learning and education, technology, people and infrastructure. Here are his key messages in his own wrds. Anthony Albanese on manufacturing: “We must revitalise high value Australian manufacturing using our clean energy resources. With…

Healthcare PPE, standard protocols and contingency planning: How do we flatten the curve of demand for PPE as we flatten the curve of infection rates?

How then have we managed to have decades of WHS processes and procedures, outsourcing and supply chain protocols, and pandemic and emergency planning, yet no-one has run a scenario of the risk of completely running out of single-use PPE, (in particular, gowns and masks), locally, nationally and globally?