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Robotics e-waste

Wanless and QUT win grant to tackle e-waste with robotics

The Federal Government has awarded Wanless and QUT Centre for Robotics a grant to develop a prototype for the disassembly of mobile phones. The aim of this initial project is to remove phone batteries, but the subsidy has far-reaching benefits in helping tackle the e-waste issues facing the world.

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Qantas Business Rewards

Wanless Waste Management partners with Qantas Business Rewards

Wanless Waste Management is excited to announce a new partnership with Qantas Business Rewards. To reward small to medium size businesses for making sustainable business decisions, Wanless Waste Management customers can now earn 1 Qantas Point for every $1 spent on eligible Wanless Waste Management services, capped at a maximum of 2000 Qantas Points per customer per month.

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E-waste

Individuals can make a difference to e-waste recycling

This year’s International E-Waste Day 2021 was marked by an estimate that the worldwide mountain of waste electronic and electrical equipment totals 57.4 million tonnes, a greater weight than that of the Great Wall of China, Earth’s heaviest artificial object.

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Pegasus Print Group

Pegasus Print Group and Wanless achieve almost 95% recyclability

Pegasus together with Wanless Waste Management has refocused the printing company’s manufacturing strategy to a more environmentally friendly model. Just this past year, Wanless has managed to divert 1275 tonnes of waste from landfill from Pegasus’s Blacktown factory, saving the equivalent of 4600 trees, a million kilowatts of power, 447,000 litres of water and 223 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

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Climate change

Climate change | The pressure mounts on CEOs to act

Environmental, social and governance concerns have loomed larger for chief executives during the earnings season as pressure from investors, customers, staff and government policymakers intensifies, as reported in The Financial Times. 

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Mattress recycling

Mattress recycling | A study by QUT and Wanless Waste Management

The majority of end-of-life mattresses wind up in landfill. Each one amounts to .75m3 space and the leaching of flammable chemicals may precipitate fires on site. Collectively, this practice has contributed to a waste crisis that requires better solutions. Mattress recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions through diversions from landfill.

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