American company Metabolix has signed a collaborative agreement with Australia's Cooperative Research Centre for Sugar Industry Innovation through Biotechnology (CRC SIIB) to research and develop natural plastics directly in sugarcane.
A nationwide survey in the US in April found that 72% of the American public does not know that conventional plastic is made from petroleum products and 40% believes it will biodegrade.
Cascades has launched Bioxo, the first product line of containers made from totally oxo-degradable polystyrene foam.
We have a great boss. Every year, for Clean Up Australia Day, he dresses us in flouro-coloured vests, supplies us with lunch and sends us off to clean a local road.
A program launched by Nespresso Australia will see a local student travelling to Costa Rica to discover how to create a more sustainable future.
Drying is the major process used at the Nerada Tea Estates plant in North Queensland, the largest tea growing and processing enterprise in Australia, where green leaf tea is converted into dry black tea
KRONES has been offering a compact-size PET bottle-to-bottle recycling facility for bottlers and converters, designed to produce food-grade PET from used PET material.
Together the University of Western Sydney's Centre for Advanced Food Research (CAFR) and Food Science Australia (FSA) have invented a way to separate and purify the nutrients contained in manufacturing waste.
Businesses can benefit significantly by moving towards energy management practices. Energy management can be incorporated into existing business systems to provide an integrated approach to business sustainability
Tropical fruit wine has found international approval and is now being exported to Singapore and Taiwan by a winner of the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women's Award. Developed out of frustration with the 'excessive' wastage of tropical fruit in traditional markets, tropical fruit wine has rapidly developed into a new regional industry.
The wine industry is set to benefit from a technology being developed at the University of South Australia that enables winery wastewater to be turned into a protein-rich feed source for farm animals.
A UK-based electronics manufacturer is nearing the end of trials testing a soluble label that decomposes to indicate whether the product inside has been exposed to damaging conditions.