Australia launches world’s first waste microfactory

The University of NSW (UNSW) has developed the world’s first ‘microfactories’ that can transform all of the recycled containers and materials put out in council bins, along with other waste streams such as e-waste, and convert them into reformed materials including metal alloys, plastic filament for 3D printing, and glass panels for building products.

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Recycling quartz from mining waste

An idea germinated by an École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) engineer in 2013 to extract value from mining waste by recycling the quartz it contains to make composite surfaces for kitchen and bathroom countertops, has been picked up by a Brzil-based mining giant.

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Reverse Osmosis Plant for Kirkland Gold Aussie operation

Kirkland Gold has awarded a contract to Veolia Water Technologies for the design and supply of a Reverse Osmosis plant to reduce chloride levels in the produced water stream at the Fosterville Gold Mine.

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The industrial ecology of explosives will blow your mind

By Dr Robin Branson PhD, MBA, BSc. (Hons), Director Australian Industrial Ecology Network

The point has been made in previous articles in The ASIA Miner magazine, that sustainable development cannot occur unless something happens in practice. Certainly, theory and research are fundamentally important but in themselves, they are ineffectual unless the results are used to change things for the better.

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