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First truckload leaves Numurkah tyre stockpile

The first truckload of waste tyres has left the town of Numurkah, beginning an estimated 10-week clean-up of a huge … 29

The war on waste sets its sight on thicker shopping bags

Thicker shopping bags, such as those offered by retailers like Myer and David Jones, will likely be phased out under … 30

ALGA urges government to not take a back seat on new waste policy

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is urging for continued national leadership from the Commonwealth to ensure consistent inter-governmental policy … <div class="woocommerce"><div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message">This post is only available to members.</div></div> 41

1.5 billion single-use plastic bags eliminated since July

A total of 1.5 billion single-use plastic carry bags have been eliminated since major supermarkets implemented their self-imposed bans in … 34

Nestle to establish research institute for sustainable packaging

The Swiss food and drink industry conglomerate Nestle has recently announced it is set to launch the Nestle Institute of … 35

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WCRA Annual Dinner: the need for change in 2019

The Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) Annual Dinner held on November 30 at the William Inglis Hotel … <div class="woocommerce"><div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message">This post is only available to members.</div></div>0 58
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CHEP advances circular economy ambitions with sustainable business model

With a business model that is inherently sustainable, CHEP helps its customers become part of the circular economy through the … 0 105
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PepsiCo is performing with purpose

PepsiCo is focused on delivering sustainable long-term growth while leaving a positive imprint on society and the environment. The company … 0 73
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Students from Rio create bioplastic that indicates food quality

Enviroweigh by Garwood International

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Future Waste Resources Convention 2018

Coffs 2018: day two panel recap

Coffs 2018: day two panel recap

Opinion

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NSW EPA’s precipitous action jeopardises future resource recovery investments

On October 26, the NSW EPA released the Mixed Waste Organic Material (MWOO) – Regulatory Change, withdrawing the Resource Recovery … <div class="woocommerce"><div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message">This post is only available to members.</div></div>0 155
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Why wood pallets shouldn’t be used for transporting used lead acid batteries

The wood pallet is currently the default device used for transporting used lead acid batteries (ULAB) in Australia. It has … <div class="woocommerce"><div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message">This post is only available to members.</div></div>0 196
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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 … <div class="woocommerce"><div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message">This post is only available to members.</div></div>0 176
Bio-based plastics can reduce waste, but only if we invest in both making and getting rid of them
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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 … 0 187
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 … 0 156