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Community asbestos collection too successful

Getting any type of community-based toxic substance recovery initiative underway can be a daunting task. Throw in that the toxic … 112

Packaging design needs to go to the next level

Despite setting targets for 70 per cent of plastic packaging to be recycled or composted by 2025, and phasing out unnecessary single-use plastic packaging, a report by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) recently estimated that the country will only be able to recycle 36 per cent of plastics annually by 2025. Of the 1.1m tonnes of plastic … 53

Why coffee cups are a recycling nightmare

Over one billion disposable coffee cups are used by Australians every year. They fill up our bins, overflow into the streets and parkways, and blow into our waterways and beaches. They also create great recycling confusion. They are primarily made from paper, right? So why can’t they go in the recycling bin?  The circular economy … 346

Net zero targets and landfill methane emissions

There have been a few pieces in Inside Waste in the last year, which continue the rent seeking tradition of the alternatives to landfill in Australia. Mike Ritchie’s critique on the basis of carbon storage is typical. Of course, landfill remains as the only waste disposal option that actually stores carbon, but what about the … 187

Ascenso Tyres joins Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme

Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has welcomed Ascenso Tyres as the newest contributor to Australia’s Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme (TPSS). 47

Circular Economy

Taking plastic bag recycling to a new level

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The case for expanding Container Deposit Schemes

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ALGA welcomes government move on circular economy

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Wasted Space: Infrastructure lag an issue

Evening Sir, They’re going all soft down here at the moment, sir. No, not talking about those underarm cricketers or … 0 57

TSA commends NZ’s tyre product stewardship scheme

Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) said it congratulates the Tyrewise Working Group, Auto Stewardship NZ and the New Zealand government for … 0 40
Equipment, Features

Game changer in soft plastics stakes

Australian Paper Recovery (APR Plastics) is tackling the soft plastic issue at its Kerbside Material Recovery Facility. The company’s Soft … 0 230
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Getting weighing calibration right with Diversco

Davis Earthmoving adds to shredder line up

Veolia Water Technologies launches the Barrel

More to a truck than sticker price

Research & Reports

Turning residual plastic into fuel and nanomaterials

Credit: RMIT University

Nanomaterials – smarter way to deal with plastics


Charitable Recycling conference set for October 2022

Few Women in Industry tickets left

Waste Strategy Summit opens

2022 budget

Waste and resource recovery open house event



Waste goals achievable for regional and city councils

Growing up north-west of Melbourne on a farm in the Macedon Ranges was idyllic for a young Raymond Trevorah, but … 0 132

RecycleSmart tackles recycling dilemma

Let’s start with some statistics. Over 20 per cent of what goes into the red bin could have been recycled, … 0 134

Contractor fined over pollutant discharge on building site

A civil works contractor has been convicted and fined over environmental offences at a housing development site in the Adelaide … 0 184

Barngarla People appeal to PM directly over nuclear waste site

The Barngarla People have called on the new Commonwealth Labor Minister to revoke the radioactive waste declaration.0 109

CEFC invests in recycling solutions for e-waste

The CEFC (Clean Energy Finance Corporation) is is committing $7.5 million to innovative Australian e-waste recycler Scipher Technologies to help … 0 129