Batteries, Batteries, Ewaste, Hazardous waste, Opinion
Nominations are open for the 2024 Waste Innovation and Recycling Awards (WIRA). On the back of a successful 2023 event, the 2024 awards are expected to garner even more interest as the waste and resource recovery sector ramps up new infrastructure to meet the many recycling and diversion targets set by both federal and state governments.
Features, Hazardous waste, NSW, Online Subscription, wastewater
The latest Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) statistics show an increase of nine per cent in Lithium-ion battery fires to date, compared with the entire year of 2022.
ACR, Boomerang Alliance, Container Deposit Schemes, Opinion, Queensland, WMRR
Primo Foods must pay $150,000 towards community projects in a legally binding Enforceable Undertaking with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) after wastewater from its Western Sydney facilityRead More
With the successful inclusion of wine and spirit bottles in the Qld CDS 10c refund scheme on 1 November, industry and environment groups have joined together to call on NSW, Western Australia, Victoria, NT, ACT and South Australia to catch up.
Batteries, Equipment, Opinion
The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (FFWCRC) and Stop Food Waste Australia (SFWA) have unveiled their new unified brand: End Food Waste Australia. This strategic rebrand marks a pivotal moment in the fight against food waste, solidifying five years of dedication and progress towards Australia’s goal of halving food waste by 2030, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.
Energy from waste, Gas capture, Landfills, Latest News, Online Subscription
A Finland-based company, CeLLife Technologies’, has patented diagnostic technology that can give rapid and reliable testing of battery cell health.
The ACT Government has expanded its landfill gas capture capabilities at the Mugga Lane landfill. This will reduce emissions and providing reliable renewable energy that could power up to 10,800 homesRead More
collection, Hazardous waste, Latest News
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has published Australasian Recycling Label Consumer Insights Report 2023,
its annual benchmarking survey exploring consumer recycling attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours in Australia and New Zealand.
Circular Economy, News, Plastic
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has successfully prosecuted a company and two individuals in the Land and Environment Court, fining them more than $730,000 in total for the unlawful disposal of waste and supply of false or misleading information about that waste.
Macquarie University researchers will share in the $26.1 million funding pool awarded as part of the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme. One project includes the upcycling of mixed plastics.