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Closed Loop Environmental Solutions expands initiative to Illawarra

The local government sector has welcomed a funding announcement that will see $115,000 invested to help divert disposable coffee cups … 12

Tackling plastics pollution with recycled pet products

A new collection of dog collars and leads made from recycled plastic has been launched after a year of extensive … 17

Arcadis’ appoints Stephen Uhr to lead Asia-Pacific strategy and clients

Global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, Arcadis, have announced it has appointed Stephen Uhr to lead … 24

Risks to waste and construction industry skyrocket with new Asbestos Waste Bill

Recently, the NSW government introduced into Parliament a Bill to amend the Protection of the Environment Operations (POEO) Act, in … 46

Queensland becomes the next state to follow suit on container refund scheme

With Queensland becoming the latest state to introduce 10c Container Refunds, scheme architect and Queensland environment expert Toby Hutcheon spoke … 32

Circular Economy

Features

Rehabilitating a legacy landfill
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Rehabilitating a legacy landfill

What followed was a six-year journey to rehabilitate the valley fill operation, with GHD and the council working hand-in-hand on … 0 65
Vic budget: wasted opportunity?
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Vic budget: wasted opportunity?

Released last week, the budget paper noted that Victoria’s economy is “one of the strongest in Australia” and had experienced a 3.3% … 0 68
Waste 2017: the future of waste management and resource recovery
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Waste 2017: the future of waste management and resource recovery

Some 550 delegates are spending the next two days in Coffs Harbour for Waste 2017 and welcoming them this morning … 0 59
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Enviroweigh by Garwood International

Enviroweigh by Garwood International

Isuzu will display its new heavy lifter at AWRE

Isuzu will display its new heavy lifter at AWRE

Portable DIY recycling machine created by engineering students

Research & Reports

Recycling goes to landfill, while technology sits idle

Incentives to recycle will be the key to reducing waste

Events

Future Waste Resources Convention 2018

Coffs 2018: day two panel recap

Coffs 2018: day two panel recap

Opinion

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Bingo acquisition of DADI may open up C&I sorting capacity in Australia

According to the 2016 National Waste Report, commercial and industrial waste (C&I) represents 20MT of the 53MT of waste generated … 0 66
Bio-based plastics can reduce waste, but only if we invest in both making and getting rid of them
Opinion

Bio-based plastics can reduce waste, but only if we invest in both making and getting rid of them

Drinking straws are just the literal tip of humanity’s plastic addiction. In 2016 global plastic resin production reached nearly 335 million … 0 85
Why Coles' plastic bag backflip leaves us worse off than before
Opinion

Why Coles’ plastic bag backflip leaves us worse off than before

This unprecedented move is in response to strong backlash by customers who are struggling to switch to reusable bags. Read more: Why plastic … 0 62
Short-term gain for longer-term pain: expert weighs in on Coles backflip
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Short-term gain for longer-term pain: expert weighs in on Coles backflip

The dramas continue for Coles as the supermarket giant has come under fire for its reversal of its decision to … 0 68
Composting massively reduces greenhouse gas emissions compared to landfill
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Composting massively reduces greenhouse gas emissions compared to landfill

Thinking that the carbon forcing factor of methane from landfill (25 times CO2) would render that claim incorrect, I thought … 0 76