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Batteries paving the path to a cleaner and greener future

Batteries paving the path to a cleaner and greener futureLock icon

Chief scientist Dr. Alan Finkel's Review of the National Electricity Market (NEM) released last week highlighted the urgent need for a shift to a renewables based energy market.

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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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ReNu Energy & SCA Property partner for major solar development

ReNu Energy & SCA Property partner for major solar developmentLock icon

Queensland-based solar supplier ReNu Energy has signed an agreement with SCA Property - one of Australia's largest shopping centre owners - to install, own and operate solar PV and embedded network systems across four of SCA's shopping centres in a major...

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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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Avoiding the pitfalls in tenders

Avoiding the pitfalls in tendersLock icon

Waste management contracts are amongst the most significant and critical services contracts in the local government sector because they involve an essential municipal service. They are often long-term contract arrangements, involving multimillion dollar...

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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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Trish Hyde ends her tenure as APC CEO

Trish Hyde ends her tenure as APC CEOLock icon

Trish Hyde has abruptly ended her tenure as the Australian Packaging Covenant's (APC) CEO recently, a bit over a year since taking up the position back in March of 2016.

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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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Inside Waste (June/July): Celebrating a decade in Queensland

Inside Waste (June/July): Celebrating a decade in QueenslandLock icon

In April 2007, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a tsunami warning for the east coast of Australia after detecting an earthquake in the South PacificOcean, rapper Snoop Dogg was banned from entering the country because he "did not meet the character requirements...

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