iQRenew is investing to increase our capability to sort and process recyclable materials in Australia. By doing so we help reduce shipments of waste sent overseas, divert waste from landfill and add value to our community.

The waste landscape around the world is changing. We can no longer ship the problem interstate or overseas. As of 2018, China has effectively banned all imports of foreign waste.

Australians recycle 51% of waste… meaning over half of what we throw away gets collected by local councils as recycling kerbside.

What is a Material Recovery Facility (MRF)?

A MRF is a huge factory where mixed recycling comes to be sorted into streams – plastic, paper, glass and aluminium (then baled and sent for processing).

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Cat-HTR features on ABC 730 Report: Have Australian scientists discovered a recycling solution to our plastic problem?

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Dr Len Humphreys, Licella CEO and Director iQ Renew, was interviewed by ABC’s 730 Report about recycling in Australia and the opportunity to transition to a circular economy.

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The Australian: PM backs local tech to end global plastic waste

PM backs local tech to end global plastic waste

When PM Scott Morrison addressed the UN General Assembly he gave a huge boost, in front of a global audience, to a new technology for recycling plastics…It will help make achievable “a truly circular economy”

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Professor Thomas Maschmeyer: Recycling is not a waste problem, it’s a resource opportunity

SMH: Recycling is not a waste problem, it's a resource opportunity

Professor Thomas Maschmeyer shares his thoughts on the Australian recycling industry issues and opportunities in this piece for The Sydney Morning Herald.

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