Updated May 29, 2018 03:45:57 An Australian company is using a toxic waste dump as an inspiration for a new recycling material that it hopes will save lives and reduce the amount of hazardous waste produced in Australia.
Key points:The company is working with Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt to develop an alternative to landfill materials used in the waste management industry, called Waste Management.
“The waste management technology that is being developed is extremely promising, and the world is moving towards a green future, but this material is so toxic that it’s causing a significant threat to our communities,” company founder and CEO, Tony Smith said.
It is a challenge to get the public’s attention’In Australia, more than $20 billion is spent on waste management every year.”
Our technology is safe to use, safe to dispose of and safe to collect, and we have found a new way to make it environmentally friendly.”‘
It is a challenge to get the public’s attention’In Australia, more than $20 billion is spent on waste management every year.
The industry has been criticised for years for its use of a toxic material known as a polypropylene waste bag, which is used to make construction materials.
“If you have an excess waste, like asbestos, that’s a disaster,” Mr Smith said in an interview.
Mr Smith and his partner, Andrew Glynn, are looking to the recycling industry to help reduce the impact of toxic waste on communities.””
And it’s also a challenge that we have to overcome to get people’s attention.”
Mr Smith and his partner, Andrew Glynn, are looking to the recycling industry to help reduce the impact of toxic waste on communities.
“Our main motivation is to create a sustainable material that is 100 per cent biodegradable and recyclable,” Mr Glynn said.
The company has developed a material called ‘Stick’, which uses an alternative waste product known as ‘biodegradably sourced polyethylene’, or BPSPE.
“It’s a material that we’re using to make our material and that will be used in a landfill,” Mr Johnson said.
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