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HP & Planet Ark unveil 'the Beast' to help Australians face up to the plastic problem

HP & Planet Ark unveil 'the Beast' to help Australians face up to the plastic problem

HP and Planet Ark have unveiled the Beast - a 200kg monster installation made up of 2,400 recycled plastic bottles at East Circular Quay in Sydney - to help Australians face up to the plastic pollution crisis and the real and growing threat it presents...

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Sydney, Auckland join global cities in zero waste movement

Sydney, Auckland join global cities in zero waste movement

Twenty-three cities, including Sydney and Auckland, are taking a closer step towards zero waste with their latest declaration to cut waste sent to landfill and incineration by 50 per cent, which will avoid disposal of at least 87 million tonnes of waste...

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Boral investigates the possibility of turning sawmill residue into renewable diesel

Boral investigates the possibility of turning sawmill residue into renewable diesel

Australian building materials company Boral will assess the feasibility of building the world's first biorefinery facility in the Mid North Coast of NSW, which will convert sawmill residues into renewable diesel and bitumen, according to and ARENA report....

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 Illegal waste disposal investigation: man charged with 15 offences

Illegal waste disposal investigation: man charged with 15 offences

A man has been charged over fraud offences totalling almost $4 million relating to the illegal dumping of 17,000 tonnes of restricted waste containing asbestos.

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Unlocking the bottleneck to the circular economy in NSW

Unlocking the bottleneck to the circular economy in NSW

Uncertainty and bottlenecks in infrastructure approvals present a risk to our ability to unlock the potential of Australia's circular economy, estimated to be worth $26 billion per annum by 2025.

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NSW government stands firm on single-use plastic bag ban

NSW government stands firm on single-use plastic bag ban

The NSW Greens have introduced draft legislation to the state parliament, which aims to phase out the use of single-use plastic bags across the state by the end of year.

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Legal Eagle: an EPL checklist

Legal Eagle: an EPL checklistLock icon

In this instalment of Legal Eagle, Kim Glassborow goes back to basics, simplifying and breaking down NSW's Environment Protection Licences (EPLs).

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Bioenergy plant proposed for Byron Bay

Bioenergy plant proposed for Byron Bay

Byron Shire Council has announced it is looking for a supply of organic food waste to power a proposed bioenergy plant in the region.

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NSW achieves a third in reduction of litter volume

NSW achieves a third in reduction of litter volumeLock icon

NSW has dropped its litter volume by 37% since 2013 and Return and Earn has been responsible for a third reduction in its type of drink container litter, according to new litter figures for NSW from Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB).

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A first for Hunter

A first for Hunter

Port Stephens Council will be the first in the Hunter region to trial Greencrete.

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