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SA educates ahead of plastic ban

South Australia’s ban on single-use plastics commences on March 1 2021 when the Government launches an education campaign to help businesses and the public prepare for the changes. In September 2020, SA became the first state in the nation to pass legislation to ban the sale, supply and distribution of single-use plastic products such as …

VWMA says beverage industry CDS calls “not in the public interest”

The Victorian Waste Management Association, (VWMA) is urging the Victorian Government to resist changing its container deposit scheme. The not-for-profit association representing more than 350 waste recycling operators across Victoria, issued a statement this week following a concerted effort by the beverage industry and some charities to shift the Government’s decision. “The VWMA believes Minister …

First solar panel recycling facility to be built in Adelaide

Reclaim PV Recycling has committed to a long-term lease in the industrial Adelaide suburb of Lonsdale, South Australia after obtaining development approval to develop its first solar panel recycling facility. The company is also securing environmental licenses to conduct full-scale recycling operations at an initial rate of 70,000 panels per annum and calling out for end-of-life solar panels from anywhere in Australia.

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CDS backlash hits Victoria

The Victorian government is coming under pressure to overhaul its model for a container deposit scheme following a backlash from the beverage industry, sporting clubs and charities.VicRecycle has been set-up by Lion Nathan and Coca-Cola Amatil have to lead the campaign for a not-for-profit ­operator to run the container ­deposit scheme. They claim that they …