NEW SOUTH WALES

IKEA launches new take-back service at Tempe store

IKEA launches new take-back service at Tempe store

IKEA Australia has launched the country's first furniture take-back service, where customers can return unwanted IKEA items and be paid back in store vouchers.

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NSW budget: where will the extra waste levy revenue go?

NSW budget: where will the extra waste levy revenue go?Lock icon

A budget for "everyone" - that's what the NSW government has said about the 2018-19 budget. But some, environment included, have largely missed out.

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MSM Milling making a switch to bioenergy

MSM Milling making a switch to bioenergy

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) have announced it is providing $2 million to help MSM Milling - an Australian oilseed crushing, refining and packaging company - to switch its LPG gas fired boilers to one that is fuelled by biomass.

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A first for Hunter; an end use for recycled glass

A first for Hunter; an end use for recycled glass

Lake Macquarie City Council in NSW is spearheading a push to substitute sand with recycled crushed glass in civil works projects.

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Legal Eagle: environmental liability between principal contractors and subcontractors

Legal Eagle: environmental liability between principal contractors and subcontractorsLock icon

This week, Inside Waste's Legal Eagle discusses the Supreme Court of NSW decision of Bettergrow v Transgrid & Ors.

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Raising a toast to an industry pioneer

Raising a toast to an industry pioneerLock icon

There are too many noteworthy events of 1948 to count but two stand out from the crowd. For many Australians (and probably the English too, though they'd be far less ready to admit it) 1948 will be remembered as the year that The Invincibles, captained...

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Turning human excrement into power

Turning human excrement into power

Southern Cross University (SCU) has teamed up with industry to investigate new uses for human excrement and food processing waste, such as using it to power factories and grow crops, while solving disposal issues.

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Waste transporter fined for lying

Waste transporter fined for lying

A waste transporter based in Kemps Creek, NSW, has been convicted of and fined for providing false information about waste disposal.

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Downer opens Sydney facility

Downer opens Sydney facility

This week, Downer launched is Detritus Processing Facility in Rosehill, NSW, a recycling plant that the company says is unlike any other.

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Lismore turns to optical sorting

Lismore turns to optical sortingLock icon

Lismore City Council has been awarded a $350,000 state government grant to invest in new infrastructure to help increase recycling rates at licenced NSW waste facilities. And Council told Inside Waste it has its sights set on a new optical sorter.

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