What recycled plastic can become saving it from going in bins

2017-11-09T11:00:17+00:00

One of the things all of us can do to protect and improve our environment is: recycling. Today a plastic bottle may contain juice or water or soda … but what can it become after you use it? Let’s take a look at some of the everyday plastics that you use and what they can become. Milk Jugs & Other Plastic Containers Bottles and containers used for milk, shampoo, laundry detergent and household cleaners [...]

What recycled plastic can become saving it from going in bins 2017-11-09T11:00:17+00:00

Facility to convert non-recyclable plastic to fuel planned for Canberra

2017-10-30T15:02:43+00:00

A facility that converts non-recyclable plastics into liquid fuel is being planned for Canberra. The proposed facility would be built in the industrial estate of Hume and divert 200 tonnes of plastic from landfill each day. "It breaks plastics down into a sludge and converts it into road-ready diesel and petrol," FOY Group managing director Stuart Clark said. "Plastics originally come from oil in the first place so it's really just reversing it — [...]

Facility to convert non-recyclable plastic to fuel planned for Canberra 2017-10-30T15:02:43+00:00

LEGO like recycled plastic bricks create sturdy homes

2017-10-20T14:27:25+00:00

In Bogota, 700 tons of plastic is discarded daily, with only 100 tons of that recycled. But that’s all beginning to change, thanks to the work of architect Oscar Mendez. His company, Conceptos Plásticos transforms plastic and rubber waste into a construction material, and uses it to build houses for those who need it, across Colombia. Oscar and his colleagues Henry Cañon and Isabel Cristina started out with an aim of reducing the environmental impact [...]

LEGO like recycled plastic bricks create sturdy homes 2017-10-20T14:27:25+00:00

Recycling tyres to save going to landfill with rubbish

2017-10-13T15:01:00+00:00

Tyre recycling, or rubber recycling, is the process of recycling waste tyres that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles due to wear or irreparable damage. These tyres are a problematic source of rubbish, due to the large volume produced, the durability of the tyres, and the components in the tyre (rubber, steel, textiles) that are ecologically problematic. Because they are highly durable and non-biodegradable, they can consume valuable space in landfills. Currently, [...]

Recycling tyres to save going to landfill with rubbish 2017-10-13T15:01:00+00:00

Recycling glass

2015-06-11T19:12:28+00:00

Did you know that glass jars and bottles are 100% recyclable? They can be recycled continuously in rubbish skips and waste bins with no loss in either their quality or their purity. In excess of a tonne of natural resources are saved for every tonne of recycled glass placed into mini skips or rubbish skips. A reduction of 2-3% in energy costs for every 10% cullet used in the manufacturing process. Rubbish bin recycled glass [...]

Recycling glass 2015-06-11T19:12:28+00:00