Trash is piling up in Australia as China's ban on waste imports takes effect—what will the waste and recycling industry do? This is one of the many critical issues that will be discussed at the upcoming Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo.
One man's trash is another's opportunity to develop smart waste systems for tomorrow's cities. Experts at a recent panel discussion talked about business opportunities in the environmental service sector and the benefits of a circular economy.
and Jamie Pringle –
Each year more than 300 tonnes of processed gold are dumped in landfills. What if we could mine landfills for gold and other precious metals, ask researchers from Keele University.
Ken Kawai –
With increasing urbanisation, Asia faces enormous challenges to ensure environmental sustainability and the liveability of its cities while maintaining economic growth. But the solutions are already within our reach, says Ken Kawai of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Already a leader in solar and wind energy manufacturing, China is only set to assert a bigger presence in the green energy market in the years ahead. But the benefits will be paid out in more than dollars and cents, says University of Sheffield's Chris Pope.
Medilyn Manibo –
China's city of Shenzhen will play host to the world's largest waste-to-energy power plant by 2020, which will be capable of burning 5,000 tonnes of garbage daily. Here's how they're doing it.
Medilyn Manibo –
Add this to China's mass manufacturing ability: a 3D printer in Shanghai can build 10 houses within 24 hours by repurposing China's 1.5 billion tonnes of construction waste into 'ink'.