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The problem of illegal dumping

The problem of illegal dumping

We all hear the horror stories of illegal landfill operations, cowboy waste operators dumping waste on land, and the covert filling of gullies by unscrupulous transporters wanting to avoid landfill fees.

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NSW council amalgamations - lessons, trends, considerations

NSW council amalgamations - lessons, trends, considerations

In what could arguably be the NSW government's most vital (though some councils would beg to differ) microeconomic reform in the state, 35 proposals were made earlier this year by the Minister for Local Government Paul Toole to undergo mandatory amalgamation...

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Waste Less Recycle More continues

Waste Less Recycle More continues

More than $300 million will be invested over four years as part the NSW government's Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

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Top tips for planning recycling communications

Top tips for planning recycling communications

Your regional waste strategy calls for a recycling campaign to improve household recovery rates. So where do you start in designing successful regional kerbside recycling communications?

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COAG agrees to move forward with NEM reform

COAG agrees to move forward with NEM reform

State and territory ministers have agreed on the development of a national plan to ensure the nation's energy security and reliability during Friday's emergency COAG energy council meeting in Melbourne.

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New approaches to stormwater management needed

New approaches to stormwater management needed

With the challenges associated with greater levels of urbanisation, we have been forced to change many of our approaches around managing the urban environment, especially in stormwater management and the push towards a more water sensitive urban design....

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The future cost of doing business

The future cost of doing business

The NSW EPA is looking to develop a new protocol where it will be able to calculate the profits gained by a waste operator who has deliberately not complied with environmental legislation in order to gain significant financial benefit.

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Jeff Angel, Sydney Olympic Park among Green Globe Awards finalists

Jeff Angel, Sydney Olympic Park among Green Globe Awards finalists

Total Environment Centre's Jeff Angel is up for the Sustainability Champion Award in next month's NSW Green Globe Awards, and will go head-to-head with OzGreen's Sue Lennox. Meanwhile, Sydney Olympic Park Authority could take home an Innovation Award...

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Australia's most sustainable retail development: Wollongong Central

Australia's most sustainable retail development: Wollongong Central

Wollongong Central's $200 million expansion has been recognised as one of the country's most sustainable retail development having just been awarded Australia's first 5-Star Green Star As-Built rating for a shopping centre.

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Distributed energy could provide more than $1B in grid cost savings

Distributed energy could provide more than $1B in grid cost savings

A major Australian study has found that Australia could unlock more than $1 billion in savings via avoided network costs if regulatory measures that reward local energy generators for their contributions are introduced.

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