WASTE & RESOURCE RECOVERY

$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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Plastic recycling company to close its doors

Plastic recycling company to close its doors

Adelaide plastic recycling company, Plastics Granulating Services (PGS) will be shutting its doors. Its managing director says high power bills have crippled the business.

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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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Investing in sustainable energy - the case for power to gas

Investing in sustainable energy - the case for power to gasLock icon

Energy from waste has been in the spotlight for a good number of years now but in the last 12 months or so, it is the eastern seaboard that seems to have ramped up these discussions.

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Council up mobile phone recycling collections by 25%

Council up mobile phone recycling collections by 25%

New data released by MobileMuster has revealed a 25% jump in local government mobile phone recycling collections over the last year.

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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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Increased funds for CDS; calls to push back commencement date

Increased funds for CDS; calls to push back commencement date

The 2017-18 NSW budget is out and amongst the government's spend is an increase in funding for the container deposit scheme (CDS). The CDS has been slated to commence on December 1 and one industry group is urging the government to push back the start...

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ACOR urges ministers to act collectively on waste tyres

ACOR urges ministers to act collectively on waste tyres

State and federal environment ministers are said to be meeting shortly and ahead of this meeting, the Australian Council of Recycling is urging them to turn their attention to waste tyres.

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TWU: it's not about wage rates, it's about job security

TWU: it's not about wage rates, it's about job securityLock icon

As the Central Coast waste and recycling tender process continues, the Transport Workers Union has reiterated that job security, and not the wage rate, is key.

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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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