WASTE & RESOURCE RECOVERY

Federal Court deems JJ Richards' contract terms unfair

Federal Court deems JJ Richards' contract terms unfair

JJ Richards has become the first company to land in trouble with new laws that protect small businesses from unfair contract terms.

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Vic says no to the bag

Vic says no to the bag

The Victorian government has committed to banning single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags in the state and has promised to consult closely with businesses and the community on how best to implement the policy.

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Inside Waste (Oct): Taking down the barriers

Inside Waste (Oct): Taking down the barriersLock icon

While it is undeniable that over the last five years since its commencement, the National TV and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) has made great leaps and bounds - for one, it has diverted between 45,000 tonnes and 55,000 tonnes of TVs and computers...

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TIC Mattress Recycling putting waste to bed

TIC Mattress Recycling putting waste to bedLock icon

More than a million mattresses go to landfill in Australia each year. Pile them on top of one another, according to TIC Mattress Recycling, and you could climb to the International Space Station.

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How much does it cost to clean up Stawell?

How much does it cost to clean up Stawell?

The Victorian EPA has removed approximately one million tyres from the infamous Stawell stockpile and says it will seek to recover around $5 million in costs from current and/or previous owners and occupiers of the site.

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$2.5m available to improve landfill

$2.5m available to improve landfill

The NSW EPA and Environmental Trust have invited rural and regional councils to apply for a share of $2.5 million in grants to improve landfills across the state.

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Steel City ready with future-proof waste site

Steel City ready with future-proof waste site

Newcastle has traditionally been known for its coal, shipping and heavy industry; not resource recovery and bioenergy.

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MWRRG shares flexible plastic kerbside collection learnings

MWRRG shares flexible plastic kerbside collection learningsLock icon

The Victorian government's Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG)discussed the challenges and successes of their flexible plastics kerbside recycling projects at last week's Waste Expo in Melbourne.

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Albury City and Cowra Councils among Green Globe finalists

Albury City and Cowra Councils among Green Globe finalists

The companies, personalities and councils vying for this year's Green Globe Awards have now been revealed and Albury City Council and Cowra Council are among the finalists for their Halve Waste program and smart MRF respectively.

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Paradigm shift makes waste managers out of water utility

Paradigm shift makes waste managers out of water utilityLock icon

Yarra Valley Water has been announced as a finalist in the Environmental Protection category for this year's Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards for the development of their waste to energy facility at Wollert in Melbourne's north.

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