Batteries, Batteries, Ewaste, Hazardous waste, Opinion
ACR, Boomerang Alliance, Container Deposit Schemes, Opinion, Queensland, WMRR
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.
Batteries, Equipment, Opinion
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.
Container Deposit Schemes, Opinion, Victoria, Victoria
A Finland-based company, CeLLife Technologies’, has patented diagnostic technology that can give rapid and reliable testing of battery cell health.
Fire Waste, Hazardous waste, Opinion
Since the Victorian CDS’ (container deposit scheme) inception a number of media reports have surfaced suggesting excessive retail price rises as a result – i.e. here
Adelaide, Circular Economy, Opinion, South Australia
A bonfire of mixed green and industrial waste materials has cost a Hampton Park garden supply centre a $5,769 fine.
Northern Territory, Opinion
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.
The Northern Territory will receive $1.24 million federal and territory funding to deliver more than 5,700 tonnes of waste from landfill annually.
Ocean plastic, Opinion, World
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.
Circular Economy, Container Deposit Schemes, Opinion, Queensland
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.
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.