Features, Hazardous waste, Shredders, TSA, Tyre waste
Latest News, Treatment, Victoria, Wastewater
Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has released its tyre recovery data for 2022-2023, and things don’t look good. Alarmingly, Australia’s recovery of used car, bus and truck (automotive) dumped tyres is going backwards, having dropped to under 80 per cent, a sharp downward trend since the 2019-2020 peak of 90 per cent.
Features, Infrastructure, Online Subscription, Queensland, Recycling Facilities
East Gippsland Region Water Corporation (EGRWC) has been ordered to pay $50,000 to a restorative project run by East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, pay a $20,000 donation to the court and pay EPA Victoria $4,651 in court costs after a wastewater discharge that was in breach of their licence.
One of Australia’s biggest paper recycling facilities will be built in South East Queensland with plans to turn 220,000 tonnes of waste paper and cardboard from across Queensland and northern Read More
A Victorian council is to introduce an optional upsize to a 360L yellow bin, offering residents who generate larger quantities of recyclable materials the ability to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
Batteries, Computers, Ewaste, Features, Hazardous waste, NSW, Waste collection
The Queensland Government is giving a $46.88 million package to the Burdekin Shire Council for Stage 1 of a new Water Treatment Plant in Ayr.
Ocean plastic, Opinion, World
Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is reminding residents of the dangers of placing any type of e-waste and batteries in domestic wheelie bins after two recent fires ignited in waste collection trucks due to incorrect disposal.
Energy from Waste, Latest News, Victoria
A WWF-commissioned report
states the true cost of plastic on the environment, health and economies can be as much as 10 times higher for low-income countries, even though they consume almost three times less plastic per-capita, than high-income ones. The report estimates that the total lifetime costs of a kilogram (2.2.lbs) of plastic is around $150 in low- and middle-income countries, which is eight times the $19/kilogram (2.2 lbs) incurred by high-income countries. When comparing just low-income countries and their wealthier counterparts, the cost differential rises to 10 times with low-income countries hit with costs of $200 a kilogram.
Circular Economy, Container Deposit Schemes, Opinion, Queensland
Monash Council has contracted Recovered Energy Laverton (REL) and Solo Energy (Solo) to divert waste into electricity through a purpose-built WtE facility to be constructed at Laverton, Victoria.
Container deposit schemes, Features, Victoria, Victoria
As of today (November 1, 2023) the Queensland’s container refund scheme will now include glass wine and spirit bottles as part of its collection capacity at the various collection points around the state.
Coles is rolling out 47 Reverse Vending Machines across its Victorian stores as the state launches its Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) today.