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Fire at Tyremil site; Qld government to fast track RIS

Fire at Tyremil site; Qld government to fast track RISLock icon

Tony Di Carlo's Tyremil business has come under fire again, after a blaze broke out at his Rocklea site, 9km south of Brisbane this week - the second since 2016. Waste, Recycling Industry Association Qld (WRIQ) told Inside Waste it is an ongoing problem...

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COS invests $1M in solar energy farms

COS invests $1M in solar energy farms

Australia's largest privately owned office products supplier COS has invested $1 million in installing over 1500 solar panels in its goal to achieve zero carbon emissions.

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QLD CDS and plastic bag ban introduced in Parliament

QLD CDS and plastic bag ban introduced in Parliament

The Palaszczuk government has introduced initiatives - a container refund scheme and a plastic bag ban - into Parliament, which is says will drive the community to recycle and get rubbish out of the environment and waterways.

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Qld budget: $275M for environment including funding for CDS

Qld budget: $275M for environment including funding for CDS

The Queensland government released its 2017-18 budget this week, allocating close to $275 million to the environment over five years.

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Waste Opportunist: Closing the plasticulture loop in QLD (part 2)

Waste Opportunist: Closing the plasticulture loop in QLD (part 2)Lock icon

Last week, we turned our attention to plastics in the Queensland's agriculture sector and the plastic waste challenge. There are however, existing ag-plastic collections that are worth discussing and solutions to take agriculturally sourced waste plastics...

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Could recycled plastic be a viable alternative for timber railway sleepers?

Could recycled plastic be a viable alternative for timber railway sleepers?

Recycled plastic railway sleepers made in northwest Victoria could be the next weapon in the war against waste, as testing is currently underway to verify whether using converted polystyrene and agricultural plastic waste can be used as an alternative...

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Australia's largest hospital solar array installed in Bundaberg

Australia's largest hospital solar array installed in BundabergLock icon

Bundaberg's Friendly Society Private Hospital have announced plans to install what is believed to be the largest hospital array in Australia.

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Brisbane awards SUEZ collection contract

Brisbane awards SUEZ collection contract

Brisbane City Council has awarded SUEZ a 16-year waste collection contract totalling close to $900 million. The waste giant has also won a seven-year contract in Parramatta, 23km west of Sydney.

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Waste Opportunist: Closing the plasticulture loop in QLD (part 1)

Waste Opportunist: Closing the plasticulture loop in QLD (part 1)Lock icon

Plastics in agriculture have increased productivity and efficiencies throughout the sector, reducing man-hours on farm and chemical sprays, retaining soil moisture and lowering food production wastage. However, the long-term environmental sustainability...

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Toxfree and JJ Richards swap assets

Toxfree and JJ Richards swap assets

Tox Free Solutions and JJ Richards have swapped assets of equivalent earnings (EBITDA) and asset values, with the former saying the strategic alignment will drive an improvement in return on invested capital.

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