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Feb 03, 2021
COVID-19 waste hits the road as researchers recycle masks

COVID-19 waste hits the road as researchers recycle masks

Australian researchers have shown how disposable face masks could be recycled to make roads, in a circular economy solution to pandemic-generated waste.  Their study shows that using the recycled face mask material to make just 1km of a two-lane road would use up about three million masks, preventing 93 tonnes of waste from going to ...

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Dec 08, 2020
Coal included in Glencore’s net zero emissions pledge

Coal included in Glencore’s net zero emissions pledge

Glencore has signposted its ambition to be a net-zero emissions company by 2050. The first steps will be managing the operational footprint followed by investing in the metals portfolio, reducing coal production and supporting deployment of low emission technologies. That’ll equal a 40 percent reduction in emissions by 2035. The package will include a future… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Nov 06, 2020
Flare aims to reduce carbon footprint

Flare aims to reduce carbon footprint

Rockhampton Region Waste and Recycling has installed an innovative biogas system as it moves towards a more sustainable future.  The biogas flare, installed by industry leaders LMS Energy, is a big step towards reducing the carbon footprint of the Lakes Creek Road waste management facility.  Waste to resource recovery councillor Shane Latcham said it was… This content is for iQ In...

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Sep 02, 2020
Project proves glass shines as road material

Project proves glass shines as road material

A trial project which saw recycled glass bottles and jars from Mackay households used in road rehabilitation has been hailed a success. Mackay Regional Council supplied 320 tonnes of crushed glass from its materials recovery facility. This was mixed with gravel to regrade and top up the 1.3km of road from the Peak Downs Highway… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil,...

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Aug 27, 2020
Touch of glass for Rocky road resealing

Touch of glass for Rocky road resealing

Rockhampton Regional Council is adding glass to the mix when it comes to local road resealing, with a trial underway on Murray St. Councillor for Infrastructure Tony Williams said the asphalt for the project would include 5 per cent recycled glass – which equates to about 120,000 glass bottles. “We’ve been working with Boral Australia… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ...

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Aug 03, 2020
BHP coal mines put new spin on circular economy

BHP coal mines put new spin on circular economy

A new circular economy initiative in the Bowen Basin will see mining truck tyres recycled for the first time in Australia. Up to 30 new jobs are expected to be created as a result of the partnership between BHP and Novum Energy. Used earth moving tyres from all seven BMA and BMC coal mines will… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life, iQ...

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Jul 30, 2020
Researchers fine-tune rubble-rubber road combo

Researchers fine-tune rubble-rubber road combo

Researchers at RMIT University have developed a new material that combines recycled building rubble and tyres in a mix optimised to meet road engineering safety standards. Designed to be used for base layers, the recycled blend is more flexible than standard materials, making roads less prone to cracking. Lead researcher Dr Mohammad Boroujeni said the… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jul 29, 2020
Bottler of an idea for road building

Bottler of an idea for road building

From beer bottles to road building – glass is going to good use in Townsville. Townsville City Council is recycling the equivalent of 2.3 million glass bottles (or 480 tonnes of glass) and about 720 tonnes of crushed concrete in a $1 million road project at Stuart.  The council is upgrading Vantassel St and Zinc… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, i...

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Jul 06, 2020
Fund to boost waste recycling industries

Fund to boost waste recycling industries

The Federal Government has launched a $190 million fund with the aim of turbo-charging Australia’s waste and recycling capacity. It says more than 10,000 jobs will be created and over 10 million tonnes of waste diverted from landfill to the making of useful products. The Recycling Modernisation Fund is expected generate generating $600 million of… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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