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.
The Victorian Waste Management Association, (VWMA) is urging the Victorian Government to resist changing its container deposit scheme.
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.
Leading wastewater treatment company, Aerofloat, has won the contract to complete the detailed design and construction of a leachate treatment plant for the Dunmore Recycling and Waste Disposal Depot.
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.
Construction is now underway on a world-class recycling facility in Albury-Wodonga that will see the equivalent of around 1 billion PET plastic bottles recycled each year.
The Tasmanian Government has revealed its preferred model for a container refund scheme, which would see a 10 cent refund on recycled drink containers and the government tendering for the collection network.
The Western Australian Government has ignited the 2021 Better Bins Plus: Go FOGO funding round for local governments to support the transition to three-bin FOGO kerbside collection services. The additional funding builds on the success of a similar funding round delivered in 2020.
Australia’s largest tyre recycler, Tyrecycle is anticipating a deep transformation of the management of rubber mining waste in Western Australia’s Pilbara region after has securing a $6.9 million grant to build a secure processing facility at Port Hedland in partnership with Kariyarra Aboriginal Corporation.
A joint investment of $70 million from Federal and State Governments is expected to drive a $174 million recycling boom in Western Australia.