Fire Waste, Hazardous waste, Opinion
During this week’s National Asbestos Awareness Week, Australia’s Asbestos Education Committee is warning DIYers, residents and tradies of the ever present dangers of asbestos to help prevent diseases that kill more than 4,000 Australians every year – 235 per cent more than died on Australian roads in 2022.
Latest News, Online Subscription, Tasmania
A bonfire of mixed green and industrial waste materials has cost a Hampton Park garden supply centre a $5,769 fine.
An extra 1,700 tonnes of plastic waste will be diverted from Tasmanian landfill each year due to a $1.26 million co-investment from the Australian and Tasmanian Governments. The funding will support Read More
Councils, Latest News, NSW, Regional, Waste collection
Plastics are a troublesome waste stream but a necessary product that adds value to a lot of products. As the collapse of REDcycle showed, it is no easy task trying to recycle the various forms of plastic into end uses.
Adelaide, Circular Economy, Opinion, South Australia
Inconsiderate dumpers across the local government area (LGA) are costing Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) residents thousands and thousands of dollars by illegally dumping rubbish or depositing the wrong items in recycling bins.
Optical by National Pharmacies stores in Adelaide are collecting and recycling contact lens waste from customers, aiming to divert about 230,000 empty disposable contact lens blister cases from landfill over the next six months.
Latest News, NWRIC
Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has released revised used tyre recovery data as part of it efforts for Federal intervention in the market. The Australian Tyre Recyclers Association (ATRA) is concerned to ensure this data is well understood, according Robert Kelman, Executive Officer ATRA.
Northern Territory, Opinion
In recognition of National Recycling Week, the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has released its report highlighting the sector’s progress of contributing to reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The Northern Territory will receive $1.24 million federal and territory funding to deliver more than 5,700 tonnes of waste from landfill annually.
Every year, Brisbane sends enough recyclable material to landfill to fill the Gabba. That’s the equivalent of roughly 60,000 tonnes of soft plastics, coffee pods, toys, blister packs, electronics and clothes – all of which could be recycled and/or repurposed.