From October 2021, Sanitarium Health Food Company will include the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) on its Weet-Bix boxes, letting customers know the packaging is now fully recyclable – with the packaging of other Sanitarium products soon to be 100% recyclable, too.
Creating low-cost sensor labels to record food freshness, finding new ‘circular’ solutions via micro-recycling, and extending the lifespan of next-gen solar cell materials are among 10 UNSW projects nominated for the 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
In an initial trial in the UNSW-EcoMag project, chemical engineers at UNSW were able to produce very high-purity Mg citrate using their state-of-the-art spray dryer. It’s a first, successful step towards EcoMag’s goal of scaling up to commercial production using the new process.
EcoMag Ltd, which turns Pilbara sea-salt waste streams into 99% pure magnesium compounds, is working with UNSW scientists to scale up production and, potentially, produce base ingredients for high-value foods, drugs and nutraceuticals.