NEW SOUTH WALES

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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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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Heads of EPA discuss national approaches

Heads of EPA discuss national approachesLock icon

A national waste working group has been set up by the heads of EPAs (HEPA) across Australia to find ways to harmonise regulatory policies. And the group, chaired by the NSW EPA, had its first meeting last week.

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No escaping WasteLocate

No escaping WasteLocate

A rubber refinery in Smithfield, 30km west of Sydney, has been fined $15,000 for unlawfully processing and storing waste tyres.

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Legal Eagle: NSW Land and Environment Court sentencing judgement for contravention of EPL and POEO Act

Legal Eagle: NSW Land and Environment Court sentencing judgement for contravention of EPL and POEO ActLock icon

Case note: Environment Protection Authority v Imad Osman-Kerim [2017] NSWLEC 63 On May 31, 2017, the NSW Land and Environment Court handed down its sentencing decision in Environment Protection Authority v Imad Osman-Kerim [2017] NSWLEC 63.

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WLRM II timetable released

WLRM II timetable released

The NSW EPA has released its timetable for the next four years of Waste Less Recycle More Grants, which will result in $337 million invested over this period.

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Uncovering the issues that waste managers face

Uncovering the issues that waste managers faceLock icon

In NSW, local governments collectively manage some 3.5 million tonnes of waste generated by their residents every single year, making planning an important task though it is one that is fraught with challenges.

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$3M to tackle organic waste

$3M to tackle organic waste

The NSW EPA is calling on councils, waste and/or organics processing companies, and not-for-profit organisations to apply for grants of up to $3 million.

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NSW budget a missed opportunity for climate change

NSW budget a missed opportunity for climate change

The NSW government has delivered their latest budget, which has been called a missed opportunity for climate change seeing as there are no substantive action has been taken to progress the state government's net zero 2050 climate target.

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Keeping NSW litter-free

Keeping NSW litter-freeLock icon

The NSW government has set a target to reduce the volume of litter by 40% and while the container deposit scheme may go some way to help the state meet that goal, there are other litter streams that need to be dealt with. Enter Keep NSW Beautiful (KNSWB)....

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