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Proactive monitoring critical for effective landfill management

Proactive monitoring critical for effective landfill managementLock icon

When it comes managing the environmental impact of a landfill facility, most operators have their eyes firmly fixed on the rearview mirror. Armed with measurements and reports of incidents that have already occurred, they attempt to put in place mitigation...

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ESG is only one of many factors that characterise responsible investment

ESG is only one of many factors that characterise responsible investment

Choosing investments based off a set of environmental, social and governance (ESG) related factors is a core part of responsible investing and also makes sense purely from a financial standpoint, but aside from this integration, a number of other factors...

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Local emergency waste management planning

Local emergency waste management planningLock icon

The waste generated by natural disasters or emergencies can be significant in volume, hazardous in composition, immediate in generation and vast in their geographic extent. The management of this waste can be a colossal task and has the potential to overwhelm...

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Australia's first national guide for cooling cities launched

Australia's first national guide for cooling cities launched

Australia's first national guide designed to keep city dwellers cooler during hot weather by helping landscape architects, urban designers, planners, local authorities, government agencies and developers mitigate urban heat islands and microclimates created...

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Victorian businesses fighting back against rising energy costs

Victorian businesses fighting back against rising energy costs

News that the Victorian government is ramping up support for businesses to improve their energy efficiency in the face of skyrocketing energy prices should be applauded, according to the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC).

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World's first international standard for sustainable procurement explained

World's first international standard for sustainable procurement explainedLock icon

Procurement plays an important role in all organisations, having far-reaching environmental, social and economic impacts. In the public sector alone, procurement comprises approximately 12% of GDP and 29% of government expenditure in OECD countries.

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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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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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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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Vehicle efficiency controversy goes against Australian interests

Vehicle efficiency controversy goes against Australian interests

According to the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), claims that new vehicle efficiency standards amount to a "carbon tax on cars" are alarmist and work against the interests of Australians.

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