Closing the loop: This man turns discarded coffee cups into roads

From The Guardian, 20 August 2020: In a secret location in an industrial area in western Sydney, a test strip of asphalt is being laid. But this is no ordinary road. The 50-metre strip stretching out into the hot afternoon sun is held together by an unusual material. The gooey cellulose that binds a road Continue reading Closing the loop: This man turns discarded coffee cups into roads

Waste crisis: where’s your recycling going now?

From The Guardian, 26 June 2018: “Did you put the recycling out?” It’s a phrase regularly recited in millions of households across Australia, followed by a hollow rumble as the yellow-lidded wheelie bin is hauled to the kerb. It’s a ritual that, in one form or another, takes place in more than 90% of Australian Continue reading Waste crisis: where’s your recycling going now?

Transforming waste into fuel with Australian innovations, from tyres to sugar cane and agave

From The Guardian, 16 December 2016: In a world of dwindling resources, waste is one thing in no danger of running out. Each Australian generates more than 2,000kg of waste per year, and around half of that ends up in landfill. But at least some of that waste could be turned into a resource that Continue reading Transforming waste into fuel with Australian innovations, from tyres to sugar cane and agave