AUSTRALIA

Progress to 100% renewable energy in Victoria

Progress to 100% renewable energy in Victoria

The present government in Victoria has announced that the targets for renewable energy (meaning renewable electricity) are 25% by 2020 and 40% by 2025. In addition to this, there has been a target announced that Victoria will be GHG emission neutral by...

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APC and Packaging Council NZ partner to drive packaging sustainability

APC and Packaging Council NZ partner to drive packaging sustainability

The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) and the Packaging Council of New Zealand (PAC NZ) have announced a new collaborative Trans-Tasman agreement to drive packaging sustainability.

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Solar powered electric water taxi promises zero-carbon transportation option

Solar powered electric water taxi promises zero-carbon transportation option

SeaBubbles have developed a futuristic looking water taxi that could be one of the first green maritime transportation option, which generates no waves at full speed, extremely silent, and is a battery driven watercraft that is charged with solar power....

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The state of the waste data

The state of the waste data

The Australian State of the Environment (SoE) 2016 Overview was tabled in Parliament on March 7, 2017. The previous SoE was in 2011.

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Mobile for a Meal campaign successful in de-cluttering homes and feeding the needy

Mobile for a Meal campaign successful in de-cluttering homes and feeding the needy

Australians have rallied together for the Mobile for a Meal initiative, de-cluttering their homes and donating 60,000 old mobile phones to MobileMuster for recycling, which allowed OzHarvest to deliver the equivalent amount of meals in return to Australians...

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Bingo worth upwards of $700M

Bingo worth upwards of $700M

Bingo Industries is seeking to float on the ASX in a few months and recent estimates from Macquarie Capital has valued the company at 8.5 to 10 times forecast 2018 financial year EBITDA.

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Closing the loop on food waste

Closing the loop on food waste

Start-up wizard Steve Morriss, founder and non-executive director of imaging consumables recycling company Close the Loop has a new venture, which aims to address two serious problems - Australia's degraded topsoil and food waste.

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Court imposes strict conditions on Gardenland composting plant

Court imposes strict conditions on Gardenland composting plant

The NSW EPA has welcomed the judgment handed down by the Land and Environment Court this month, imposing strict conditions on the development of the Gardenland composting facility near Port Stephens.

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What a waste: strategies to avoid mistakes in contracts and expensive rectification

What a waste: strategies to avoid mistakes in contracts and expensive rectification

Good version control, proper reviewing, and clear lines of responsibility will help ensure you sign the contract you've actually negotiated.

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Sydney Markets' environmental upgrade continues with new solar array

Sydney Markets' environmental upgrade continues with new solar array

NSW planning minister Anthony Roberts has recently unveiled the $14 million industrial scale car park extension at Flemington's Sydney Markets, which is one of Australia's largest purpose built solar car parks.

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