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No, we can’t educate them. Education has a place in improving the quality of recycling and of reducing contamination. It improves the capture of materials into the correct bins. It reduces litter and illegal dumping. It is definitely worth doing.
Opinion, Pacific Islands, separating, World
In 2019 the Queensland Government along with all States, Federal and Local Governments signed up to the National Waste Action Plan, which set the following National Waste Targets (among others) by 2030:Read More
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Pacific Island nations are dealing with waste seriously and there are lessons for Australia. We often think of the Pacific Islands as being the first casualties of climate change and sea level rise. And they are. But they are not taking it lying down.
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There is an emerging myth (put by a few councils) that FOGO contamination rates make it impossible to recycle. Not true. Average Australia-wide FOGO contamination rates are 2 per cent by weight on averageRead More
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By Mike Ritchie NSW is heading away from a circular economy. The latest National Waste Report data shows that not only is NSW’s total waste generation growing but our waste to landfill Read More
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Simple answers to complex problems are often wrong. I don’t know who said that, but it certainly applies to the myth that all landfills are bad and all recycling is good.
How many times have we heard that at BBQs, dinners and repeatedly in the media that all household waste is sent to landfill? It is almost complete nonsense, but it survives in the public discourse. ItRead More
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Waste is like a river that flows downhill to the cheapest price. If the cheapest option is landfill, then that is where it is going. There is a myth perpetrated by some that landfill levies don’t work.
MRA Consulting Group congratulates the Western Australian Government on the release of the Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan
Seventy per cent of the growth in recycling in the past 20 years is explained by the rise in landfill levies. They change behaviour by making recycling a cheaper option than landfill.