In mid-March 2020, Impact Environmental the organisers of the Waste 2020 Conference faced a challenge: embrace technology quickly and develop webinars over a 14 week period in place of the face-to-face event.
|Disposable face masks could be recycled to make roads, in a circular economy solution to pandemic-generated waste, according to researchers from RMIT University.|
After a break of almost four years, the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) is relaunching the NSW Hunter Region Working Group. It has invited all financial WMRR members to participate.
The iconic Smarties brand is now using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide. It is the first global confectionery brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging, removing approximately 250 million plastic packs sold globally every year.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will deliver $3.9 million in funding to Renergi Pty Ltd (Renergi) for the development of the next phase of Renergi’s energy from waste technology in Collie, Western Australia.
2020 was the year of Covid. It was a weird year and 2021 looks like it will still be weird. But waste is waste, it does not stop and neither do we. Things are changing quickly so here is what will shape the months to come:
The Governing Board of Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has bought in Lee Miezis as the Authority’s interim CEO on February 8. He replaces Dr Cathy Wilkinson who left the role in late 2020.
Bathurst Regional Council in Central NSW has partnered with Sydney-based company Textile Recyclers Australia (TRA) to offer a three-month clothing recycling trial, in what is believed to be a first for regional NSW.
CPE Capital consortium, which has made a $3.50 per share cash buyout proposal for Bingo and includes a Macquarie infrastructure fund, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, is likely to face scrutiny from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) which is likely to insist on small divestments should the bid succeed.
After five years and a tulmultuous 2020, Cleanaway Waste Management CEO and managing director Vik Bansal is leaving the company.