Global view: reducing and recycling plastics
The growth in demand for plastic products and packaging, and rising environment concerns, are the main drivers for plastic recycling.
The key economic factor that governs the plastic recycling industry concerns the cost and quality competitiveness of recycled resins when compared with virgin materials.
A large driver of growth in the industry stems from growing public interest in reducing the environmental footprint of plastic products.
As a result, large multinationals are beginning to set ambitious sustainability targets, and adopting more circular economy approaches.
The recycled plastics market: global analysis and trends
This report reviews and analyses the recycling industry in Australia and internationally. It provides a strong case for the development of innovative technologies that will help to improve the management and processing of plastic waste and improve global environmental outcomes.
Lithium-ion battery recycling
How can we best address Australia's annual 3,300 tonnes of lithium-ion battery waste?
Battery discharge for recovery
Safe discharge of end of life batteries prior to storage or recycling