Lithium Australia makes batteries through recycling

Perth’s Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has announced it has successfully created lithium ion batteries (LIBs) from materials recycled from spent batteries. The company, which operates mines and is developing a recycling technology with nuclear organisation, ANSTO, produced lithium-ferro-phosphate batteries at its VCPC pilot plant in Brisbane. As reported in @AuManufacturing news in August, Lithium successfully…

Plastic: from problem to circular resource

By Andrea Polson, Marketing and Communications Manager, Licella   Currently only 50% of plastics can be physically recycled. The rest, termed ‘End-of-Life Plastic’, is sent to landfill, incinerated or ends up in our oceans.   Almost two years after China Sword (the World’s major waste importer banning the import of foreign waste), we still need to…

South Australian companies reusing and recycling to beat global crisis

By Angela Skujins South Australia has embraced the circular economy with a state-wide ban of single-use plastics, a commitment to renewable energy and a roster of reputable companies driving reuse. Although the United Nations reports that less than 10 per cent of all the world’s plastic is recycled, South Australia diverts more than 80 per cent…

Recycling vineyard plastics makes circular economy real

By Peter Roberts There is no doubt the idea of a circular economy, where manufacturers reclaim used materials to make products that can themselves be recycled again and again, is a great idea. But getting from the dream to the reality requires such enormous goodwill and co-ordinated effort from manufacturers and end-users, that it very…