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Wattwatchers encourages efficient energy use

Wattwatchers encourages efficient energy use

New investment is set to boost production of an award-winning efficient energy device, with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) investing $2 million in clean-tech company Wattwatchers to help develop the power-measuring device.

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Central Coast awards tender

Central Coast awards tender

Central Coast Council has now awarded its 10-year waste and recycling contract, which expires next year.

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Investigation deemed best solution

Investigation deemed best solution

Following ABC's Four Corners program, Trashed, last week, the Queensland Premier has been quick to express her shock and horror at the extent of the movement of waste from NSW to Queensland. The state government has not only commenced a joint agency operation...

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Revisiting the issue of interstate waste movement

Revisiting the issue of interstate waste movementLock icon

UPDATE: I am pleased that Queensland has recognised the problem and taken speedy action by launching an independent inquiry on the matter on August 16. The Queensland government's 2016 Waste and Recycling report stated that 566,000 tonnes of waste was...

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A resourceful inquiry

A resourceful inquiryLock icon

The collection and recovery of waste is one of the major infrastructure challenges that Sydney will face over the next decade. Sydney is in need of a resource revolution and it appears industry and governments agree.

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Local emergency waste management planning

Local emergency waste management planningLock icon

The waste generated by natural disasters or emergencies can be significant in volume, hazardous in composition, immediate in generation and vast in their geographic extent. The management of this waste can be a colossal task and has the potential to overwhelm...

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Time for action: getting industry out of the corner

Time for action: getting industry out of the cornerLock icon

Last night, ABC's Four Corners "revealed" a number of "issues" in the waste sector, from interstate transportation to the stockpiling of glass. What the investigation "exposed" is certainly not news to the sector but it does raise some questions around...

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NSW CDS network operators selected; scheme given new name

NSW CDS network operators selected; scheme given new name

NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced on the weekend both a name change for the NSW container deposit scheme (CDS) as well as the scheme's first network operator.

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Minimum standards proposed for scrap metal sector

Minimum standards proposed for scrap metal sector

The NSW EPA has released a consultation paper on proposed minimum standards for scrap metal facilities, which would be legislated and applicable across the industry.

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ACU becomes first Australian issuer of a clean energy sustainability bond

ACU becomes first Australian issuer of a clean energy sustainability bond

National Australia Bank (NAB) has placed a $200 million sustainability bond for Australian Catholic University (ACU) to fund a range of clean energy and green building projects, becoming the first university in the world, and the first organisation in...

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