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What is a solar energy landfill cover system?

What is a solar energy landfill cover system?

Historically, landfill closures have consisted of a protective soil cover material placed over a barrier layer consisting of compacted clay or a geosynthetic liner. These caps can be maintenance-intensive due to upkeep of turf and replacement of protective...

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47% of Australians are confident with the country's clean water and wastewater management

47% of Australians are confident with the country's clean water and wastewater management

Almost half of the Australian population (47%) say they are confident that wastewater does not pose a threat to their clean water supply, while only about a third (34%) believe this globally, according to new Ipsos Global Advisor study.

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Future Focus: Getting from a linear to a circular economy

Future Focus: Getting from a linear to a circular economy

Our waste to landfill system can be likened to a straight, smooth pipe, and our recycling system to a funnel with a wide neck and narrow outlet.

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Closing the loop on food waste

Closing the loop on food waste

Start-up wizard Steve Morriss, founder and non-executive director of imaging consumables recycling company Close the Loop has a new venture, which aims to address two serious problems - Australia's degraded topsoil and food waste.

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Sydney Markets' environmental upgrade continues with new solar array

Sydney Markets' environmental upgrade continues with new solar array

NSW planning minister Anthony Roberts has recently unveiled the $14 million industrial scale car park extension at Flemington's Sydney Markets, which is one of Australia's largest purpose built solar car parks.

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Building a clear vision for waste and resource recovery infrastructure

Building a clear vision for waste and resource recovery infrastructure

In March, WMAA will host the National Landfill and Transfer Stations Conference in Sydney. This event will discuss a number of important issues, some of which do not just apply to landfill and transfer stations.

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Achieving sustainability across all aspects of the institution: University of Melbourne

Achieving sustainability across all aspects of the institution: University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is currently undertaking an ambitious four-year strategy to position them as a sector-leader in sustainability across all aspects of the institution with plans set out in their newly released, institution-wide Sustainability...

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Inside Waste (Feb): A tight race to the top

Inside Waste (Feb): A tight race to the top

The results on the annual Inside Waste Consultants Review are in. And it was a tight race to the top 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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Green Box Thinking: Outcomes from the APC think tank

Green Box Thinking: Outcomes from the APC think tank

Green Box Thinking alludes to the simple and obvious connection that 'green' equals sustainability and 'box' represents packaging, however, reflecting on the complex issues underlying packaging sustainability, there is a deeper meaning to this title....

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