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Industry partners with Qld government to tackle battery waste

Industry partners with Qld government to tackle battery waste

Lighting Council Australia and the Queensland government have announced its plan to relaunch Exitcycle - an industry-led battery recycling program, which seeks to improve the recycling rates of emergency and exit lights.

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QLD budget: $100M "down payment"; priorities outlined

QLD budget: $100M "down payment"; priorities outlined

From the $1.3 billion expected to be raised over four years through Queensland's waste levy, which will commence in January next year, $100 million has been allocated to resource recovery initiatives.

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NRL legend urges Queenslanders to support plastic bag ban

NRL legend urges Queenslanders to support plastic bag banLock icon

NRL great Mal Meninga has joined forces with the National Retail Association (NRA) to launch a statewide campaign calling on consumers to get behind the state government's July 1 ban on single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags.

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Queensland's Waste Industry Directions Paper sets the scene for significant public policy reform

Queensland's Waste Industry Directions Paper sets the scene for significant public policy reform

Following Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's announcement back in March 20, the Queensland government released for public consultation a directions paper on the state's recycling and waste industry.

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 Brisbane woman leads the shift

Brisbane woman leads the shiftLock icon

For years Alison Price referred to herself as the office manager of her now multi-million dollar company SoilCyclers, as she competed with the big boys on major roads, mining, waste and soil remediation projects.

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Directing QLD... more work needs to be done

Directing QLD... more work needs to be doneLock icon

This week, the Queensland government released a directions paper for public consultation. While the underlying intent is positive - to attract investment, develop new industries, and grow jobs - realistically and practically speaking, the state is still...

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Fibercon develops new tech to reinforce concrete with recycled plastic

Fibercon develops new tech to reinforce concrete with recycled plastic

Queensland engineering firm Fibercon has developed a technology that enables it to use recycled polypropylene plastic for reinforcing concrete instead of the traditional steel.

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Brisbane City Council backtracks and bans plastic straws and bottles

Brisbane City Council backtracks and bans plastic straws and bottles

Brisbane City Council has committed to banning plastic straws, single-use plastic bottles and helium balloons from all of its operations and events less than two weeks after they ruled out implementing the ban.

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Hydrox Technologies helps farmers reduce plastic waste by up to 30%

Hydrox Technologies helps farmers reduce plastic waste by up to 30%

Brisbane-based Hydrox Technologies have taken on the fight to reduce plastic by inventing a solar shrink mulch film to help farmers minimise costs, wastage and to protect the environment.

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QLD councils vote for zero waste to landfill

QLD councils vote for zero waste to landfill

Queensland councils have committed to a zero waste to landfill strategy by 2028 underpinned by waste to energy and say they will support all landfill levy proceeds going to initiatives that will drive that agenda.

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