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Fires and the recycling industry

Fires and the recycling industryLock icon

The waste and recycling industry is, sadly, becoming known for its large blazes. This is not to suggest that Australian recycling facilities are badly run. They are not. It is, however, a sector that is at risk from fires.

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Bulk bag dischargers, a big help in the rubber crumbing process

Bulk bag dischargers, a big help in the rubber crumbing processLock icon

End-of-life tyres... they are one of the perennial problems that plague not just Australia, but countries around the world. Inside Waste has looked at several potential and novel solutions over the years, from using it in explosives to destructive distillation....

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Big fines for environmental crimes

Big fines for environmental crimes

The NSW Land and Environment Court and the EPA look for money and efforts to be spent in risk planning, avoidance and mitigation.

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Brooklyn microgrid set to be replicated in South Australia

Brooklyn microgrid set to be replicated in South AustraliaLock icon

A new TransActive energy market is set for launch in South Australia after microgrid platform developer LO3 Energy, the US-based masterminds behind a cutting edge blockchain enabled microgrid in Brooklyn, secured a deal with local solar installer Yates...

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Industry calls on ministers to support product stewardship reforms

Industry calls on ministers to support product stewardship reforms

Environment Ministers will be meeting at the end of this week and industry bodies are urging them to take the opportunity to start meaningful action on product stewardship.

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FSC launches asset stewardship code amid calls from industry

FSC launches asset stewardship code amid calls from industry

The Financial Services Council (FSC) has launched Australia's first compulsory asset stewardship code for fund managers as both retail and institutional investors are placing increasing demands on fund managers to demonstrate how they account for environmental,...

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In banning plastic bags we need to make sure we're not creating new problems

In banning plastic bags we need to make sure we're not creating new problems

The recent decision by Australia's big two supermarkets to phase out free single-use plastic bags within a year is just the latest development in a debate that has been rumbling for decades.

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Eco-conscious businesses regaining momentum

Eco-conscious businesses regaining momentumLock icon

In recent years, focus on sustainability practices and the environment has started to regain momentum within the business sector due to the increasing awareness of climate change and eco-conscious practices.

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Waste Opportunist: Why recycled organics pose both the greatest opportunity and greatest risk to agriculture

Waste Opportunist: Why recycled organics pose both the greatest opportunity and greatest risk to agricultureLock icon

Recently there has been increasing rhetoric throughout the media on both the opportunities and risks posed by recycled and non-recycled organic wastes being spread to farmland, stimulated in part by the adoption of more 'plate to paddock' approaches....

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Game-changing prefab portable solar PV unveiled

Game-changing prefab portable solar PV unveiled

Sydney-based tech start-up 5B has unveiled its pre-fabricated and portable solar technology that it says could be a game-changer for the commercial solar sector in Australia, as more businesses seek to offset rising power costs.

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