Latest Waste News

New WtE facility being built in Melbourne

A Melbourne based waste to energy company is developing a state-of-the-art waste to energy and integrated resource recovery processing plant … 396

$500,000 fine for using unlicensed waste depots

A civil engineering and construction company will pay $500,000 for the clean-up of unlicensed depots where it delivered waste. 382

EPA’s changes will decrease recycling rates, reduce jobs, discourage investment

The NSW construction & demolition (C&D) waste sector is the largest resource recovery sector in NSW, processing over 13.4 million … 339

30 councils benefit from scrap grants

Two sets of grants totalling more than $2.8 million will be a boon for recycling food waste across NSW. 105

Recycling, reusing, repurposing waste – who’s responsible?

Packaging is one of the banes of the waste industry – is it recyclable? Is it compostable? Can it be reused? Who should be repurposing it? What parts are recyclable and which parts have to be shunted to landfill? Is it biodegradable? Do consumers understand where a soft plastic stops and a hard plastic begins? … 125

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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Composting reduces GHG emissions compared to landfill

  Back in 2018, Mike Ritchie wrote an article comparing landfill GHG emissions to transport emissions. Prompted by a meeting … 0 720
Features, New South Wales

Update: EPA changes mind on recovered fines

Following industry consultation, the NSW EPA will not move ahead with proposed changes to the rules governing how skip bin … 0 190
Features, Queensland

Pilot scheme launched for free food waste recycling

Brisbane City Council has launched a new free food waste recycling service pilot.0 111
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Veolia Water Technologies launches the Barrel

More to a truck than sticker price

Award win for UBQ Materials

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



Biogas engines to convert methane into electricity

Brisbane Landfill is converting more green methane (landfill biogas) into renewable electricity following installation of two new 1.1MW landfill biogas … 0 62
New South Wales, News, Opinion

BINGO continues remediation for issues at Eastern Creek

BINGO has continued to undertake remedial and preventative measure to address any potential odour from its landfill facility at Eastern … 0 171

Wasted Space: Is it that hard to be on the same page?

Evening Sir,. This land offers dichotomies for the ages. It doesn’t know what it’s doing – fire, flood, hot, cold, … 0 412
News, Opinion

Circular economy needs to gain more traction

Research commissioned by Veolia reveals that outside of the economy and cost of living, NSW voters are most concerned about … 0 106

Labour shortages start to bite

“From a labour front, these are the most challenging times we’ve ever seen. You’re talking about wage rates going up … 0 139