QUEENSLAND

Interstate waste to Queensland up 40% in one year

Interstate waste to Queensland up 40% in one year

Queensland recently released its 2016 Waste and Recycling Report. The report refers to a number of incremental gains in landfill diversion, but the headline number is the 40% leap in the tonnes of waste received at Queensland landfills from interstate....

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JCB choice wheel loader for local government

JCB choice wheel loader for local government

When waste management contractor Iolar picked up a new local government contract, they needed a reliable, adaptable wheel loader, so they turned to the new JCB 426 HT.

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Aurecon helping with the transformation of Australia's energy landscape

Aurecon helping with the transformation of Australia's energy landscape

Australia's energy landscape transformation moves forward with the completion of another large-scale ARENA funded solar farm in Queensland.

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Local Law 20 anti-competitive: WRIQ

Local Law 20 anti-competitive: WRIQ

The City of Gold Coast's proposed Local Law 20 (Waste Management) 2017 is cause for concern, says the Waste, Recycling Industry Association of Queensland (WRIQ). Not only is it anti-competitive, it offers no public benefit.

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Biome becomes first Australian retailer to be awarded B Corp certification

Biome becomes first Australian retailer to be awarded B Corp certification

Brisbane based Biome Eco Stores has become the first Australian retailer to be awarded an international B Corporation certification for its success in operating a business with the highest social and environmental standard.

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QLD's recovery rates revealed

QLD's recovery rates revealed

Queenslanders are increasing their recycling efforts, diverting more than four million tonnes of waste from landfill in 2015-16.

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From wastewater to solar energy

From wastewater to solar energy

The City of Gold Coast is reportedly investigating the viability of transforming its network of wastewater ponds into solar energy farms.

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Plastic fantastic: how lotteries could revolutionise recycling

Plastic fantastic: how lotteries could revolutionise recycling

In July 2018, Queensland will launch a container refund scheme, in a bid to boost recycling and reduce litter and pollution.

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ARENA's off-grid portfolio of projects leading the world

ARENA's off-grid portfolio of projects leading the world

The ARENA off-grid portfolio now boasts a collection of world leading innovations, with four projects now operational and a number that will become operational later in 2017.

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Waste Opportunist: The salt of the earth

Waste Opportunist: The salt of the earth

The CSG industry in Queensland is established and there is growing state government pressure to develop new unconventional gas tenures and licences - are there opportunities for the waste sector to manage their by-products?

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