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Better separation of glass from kerbside will improve Australia's recycling

Better separation of glass from kerbside will improve Australia's recyclingLock icon

Overseas countries with strong collection, recycling and reprocessing rates with high-quality materials have a separate collection for glass, and this is something that we need to adopt in Australia to improve our industry, according to Helen Millicer....

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Ballarat Council close to securing waste to energy deal

Ballarat Council close to securing waste to energy deal

The City of Ballarat is close to securing a private investor for its long awaited waste-to-energy processing facility at the Ballarat West Employment Zone (BWEZ) site.

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Garbage truck incident takes the life of homeless Sydney man

A man that was believed to be homeless has died after being found trapped under a garbage truck after being hit in an inner Sydney laneway yesterday morning.

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New Australian CRC to combat food waste launching soon

New Australian CRC to combat food waste launching soon

A new Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will be launched in July to bring together industry, academics and the community to tackle Australia's mounting issue of food waste.

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Circular economy could bring billions of dollars in benefits to Auckland

Circular economy could bring billions of dollars in benefits to Auckland

Moving away from the traditional take-make-waste model to a more sustainable one could bring more than $8 billion to Auckland's economy, according to a new report.

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The broader effects of China's import ban in WA

The broader effects of China's import ban in WALock icon

The China import ban has had a broader effect on the industry with some materials experiencing a drop in value both before and after the restrictions on recyclables came into place at the start of 2018, according to Tim Youe, CEO of Southern Metropolitan...

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If we can't recycle it, why not turn our waste plastic into fuel?

If we can't recycle it, why not turn our waste plastic into fuel?

Australia's recycling crisis needs us to look into waste management options beyond just recycling and landfilling. Some of our waste, like paper or organic matter, can be composted. Some, like glass, metal and rigid plastics, can be recycled. But we have...

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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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Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy launched

Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy launched

The Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy has been launched at the 3R Regional Forum for the Asia Pacific Region, which was organised by the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) in India.

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Upper Hunter Shire Council urges residents to utilise local facilities

Upper Hunter Shire Council urges residents to utilise local facilities

Upper Hunter Shire Council is urging residents to continue to sort and recycle their waste through kerbside collections, waste management facilities, and return and earn containers.

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