Detpak to begin supplying sugarcane-based compostable product range to South East Asia, Middle East

Packaging business Detpak is launching its Eco-Products range into South East Asia and the Middle East.  The Eco-Products from Detpak range was formerly only available in ANZ. The range is made from moulded sugarcane bagasse fibres and includes fast food packaging such as clamshell containers, bowls and plates. (Eco-Products is a Boulder, Colorado-based developer and…

Best of the week — the five most popular stories among readers, February 26 – March 1, 2024

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) Toyota Australia assembles first hydrogen-powered generator at Altona Toyota Australia has announced that mining services company Thiess will take delivery of the first locally-assembled EODev GEH2 hydrogen fuel cell stationary power generator. The announcement was made on…

Trapping forever chemicals with nutshells

Next up in our quest to seek out Australia’s 50 Most Innovative Manufacturers, we speak to a startup that’s found a way to simultaneously add value to farming waste, address the environmental stain of PFAS, and sequester carbon dioxide. Brent Balinski speaks to Bygen founder Dr Lewis Dunnigan. A few years back, activated carbon/charcoal seemed…

Controversial ‘forever chemicals’ could be phased out in Australia under new restrictions. Here’s what you need to know

By Sarah Wilson, University of Technology Sydney and Rachael Wakefield-Rann, University of Technology Sydney There’s growing global concern about potential risks to human health and the environment from a group of industrial chemicals commonly known as PFAS, or “forever chemicals”. While the full extent of harm from PFAS is still emerging, the fact these chemicals…