Envirostream agreement to supply battery material for Korean customer

Lithium Australia subsidiary Envirostream has signed a new three-year Mixed Metal Dust (MMD) off-take agreement to supply leading South Korean battery recycler SungEel HiTech. SungEel HiTech will purchase a minimum of 60 percent of Envirostream’s annual MMD production from its battery recycling facility in Melbourne. The facility utilises ANSTO/Lithium technology which recovers 95 per cent…

Dulux Powder Coatings joins national recycling group

Architectural and industrial supplier Dulux Powder Coatings has joined the The Australian Micro Recyclers Association (AMRA), a group dedicated to growing decentralised recycling and manufacturing around Australia. In a statement on Wednesday, Dulux said that membership would assist it in meeting sustainability goals “by reducing carbon emissions and waste to landfill, with a priority on…

Renewable Metals recycling plant to be built in the UK

The largest end-of-life vehicle recycler in the UK, EMR has acquired ‘a significant stake’ in Australian recycling company Renewable Metals in a multi-million dollar deal which will see a novel demonstration-scale battery shredding and critical minerals refining plant built in the UK. Renewable Metals has developed a highly differentiated recycling process which has fewer steps…

New report highlights Victoria’s TCF manufacturing sector in circular economy transition

An upcoming report on Victoria’s textile, clothing and footwear manufacturing industry has calculated the sector as worth $960 million in economic value and a source of employment for 10,300 people. According to a statement from the Australian Fashion Council on Tuesday, Moving the Needle: The State of Play of Victoria’s Textile, Clothing & Footwear Manufacturing…

Industree Group acts on PPE waste management

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturer Industree Group has launched Epicycle, a pioneering recycling programme designed to combat the growing menace of PPE waste at worksites. In collaboration with recycling innovator TerraCycle, the programme is built around custom-designed recycling boxes (pictured), tailored for safety glasses, safety gloves, and disposable respirators. TerraCycle ANZ General Manager Jean Bailliard…

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Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme in operation Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme is now operating, providing consumers and businesses with a 10 cent refund for every eligible drink container they recycle. Eligible containers include most aluminium, glass, plastic and liquid paperboard (carton) containers which can be returned to refund points for payment. Refunds can be given as…