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NSW EPA’s decision on MWOO gains backlash from industry

The NSW EPA has announced it does not intend to allow Mixed Waste Organic Outputs (MWOO) to be used as … 52

Tickets on sale for WARR awards

Celebrate the latest innovations and achievements in the waste industry by attending the Waste and Resource Recovery (WARR) Awards this … 239

Australia’s ban on export of recyclables could be implemented as early as next year

The Federal government anticipates that a ban on the export of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres could be implemented … 76

Consultation has closed on the NSW EPA’s 20-year waste strategy – What now?

It’s been 20 years since the Y2K computer glitch was expected to shut down global computer systems but amounted to … 50

One person’s food scraps are another person’s banquet

More than 50 per cent of people say they don’t like leaving food on their plate because it’s a waste … 77

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Waste consultant urges Australia to help its neighbours in a fight against rubbish

If Australia is serious about tackling marine litter and slowing resource depletion, a global approach to waste management should be … 0 97
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A shift in focus – two decades of the Australian Packaging Covenant explored

Twenty years ago, the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) was heavily focussed on the avoidance of litter and cleaning up Australia. … 0 86
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Trust – a pathway to getting community on board with EfW

A study conducted in 2019 by CSIRO and Sustainability Victoria showed that 75 per cent of survey participants believe that … 0 93
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Actions for a circular economy in Australia from the EU model

Circular Economy (CE) could be transformative. Transforming an economy from linear consumption to circular materials flow including redesign, recovery, reuse, … 0 183
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Ewaste Watch co-founder says mainstreaming reuse and repair is the way to go

John Gertsakis, the co-founder of Ewaste Watch, discusses the benefits of mainstreaming reuse and repair.  The transition to a circular economy … 0 448
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Australian waste levies – something needs to be done

Australian landfill levies are on the move, with significant changes in Queensland and South Australia. The trouble with waste disposal, … 0 322
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How to drive a successful circular economy in Australia

The National Waste Report 2018 indicates that more than 67 million tonnes (Mt) of waste, including 14.2 Mt of organics, … 0 326
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The state of waste in Australia – a 2019 review

This story was contributed by Mike Ritchie – the director of MRA Consulting Group. The Australian Commonwealth has achieved a … 0 769