Two new waste and resource recovery hubs in Melbourne’s CBD will help businesses reduce waste, limit the number of bins in laneways and encourage recycling. New bins will also be installed with solar-powered sensors to alert collectors when they need to be emptied.
The release of the Queensland government’s Energy from Waste (EfW) policy has been described as sensible and well considered as well as providing clarity on how EfW can play a key role within the WARR industry.
As the illegal dumping of household goods increases under COVID restrictions, the New South Wales Government is encouraging councils, public land managers and community groups to apply for grants to tackle the problem in their local area. Councils have until July 17 to apply for the grants which are a part of the NSW Combating Illegal Dumping Clean-up and Prevention program.
Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci has responded to customer demands to replace its new recycled brown paper shopping bags with ones made in Australia.
The Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN), the body behind the annual Waste To Energy Forum which was held in late February this year in Ballarat is calling for a national standard to move the waste-to-energy sector forward.
The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association (WMRR) has invited industry stakeholders to help create the framework for an accreditation scheme by participating in a survey. It is designed to help the association move to the next stage of development.
An Australian start up is aiming to stop solar waste from entering landfill by setting up the first solar panel recycling facility in New South Wales. Waste generated from the solar industry is growing as older systems are reaching their end of life and owners are replacing these with new, more powerful systems.
After months of uncertainty and many weeks of Zoom webinars, it appears that the industry will connect again face-to-face at the South Australian Waste and Resource Recovery (WARR) Conference in October 28 and 29.
To help reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill the South Australian government is making $1.6 million funding available for councils to improve household food waste recycling programs. This follows preliminary data from the Australian Council of Recyclers indicating increased waste volumes by more than 10 per cent in the past two months.
A product range made from recycled textiles including donations to Vinnies Shops unable to be sold on the shop floor, are being offered under the re/CYCLE brand.