Issue 276 – From waste to wealth
Researchers are supporting Australia’s move to a zero-waste culture with cutting edge science. This edition of ECOS showcases how we can turn waste into wealth.
Turning carbon from a waste into a resource
Using carbon dioxide for commercial applications that support emissions reductions and industry growth will be the focus of CSIRO’s upcoming Commoditisation of CO2 Roadmap.
Fighting food waste one carrot at a time
It's a case of down the hatch instead of down the drain for carrot pulp thanks to a new way of using it for burger patties.
Australia and India waste experts aim to put the fantastic back into plastic
An ambitious project between the two countries to reduce plastic waste could bring global solutions.
How science found liquid gold in the desert
Researchers have teamed up to uncover an ancient buried water source in South Australia.
Supercharging Australia’s lithium-ion battery recycling industry
Australia could have a $3.1 billion industry in lithium-ion battery recycling, according to a new report.
Reimagining the future of plastics
With our oceans littered with trillions of pieces of rubbish, how do we solve the plastic pollution crisis?
Motherboards as mother lode
Did you know there is up to 100 times more gold in a tonne of mobile phones than in a tonne of gold ore? Microbes could underpin a new urban biomining industry, where gold, silver, copper and other e-waste metals are extracted more cleanly and more economically than through conventional mining.
Saving the world’s ecosystems one A at a time
Scientists examine 19 ecosystems under pressure, from the beautiful to the rare.