More than half of all landfill waste in metropolitan Adelaide is unrecovered resources that could be recycled simply by using the correct recycling or green organics bin, according to new research.
The Hunter Joint Organisation (HJO) backed by funding from the NSW state government, is transitioning the Hunter Central Coast region to a circular economy. The HJO is a collaborative body bringing together the ten councils in the region to provide a united and local voice for its communities.
The July 1 2020 waste levy increase has been deferred by the Queensland government for six months due to the impact of COVID-19 on businesses operating within the WARR industry.
Five new digital waste disposal campaigns funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust will focus on the dumping of single-use plastic waste which ends up on our beaches and in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Government has invested $5 million in the ReefClean initiative.
A new venture formed from Energy Estate and InfraCo to develop and build tyre recycling plants in Australia and New Zealand will use the two technologies of Vertech/RubberJet Valley tyre disintegration and Tyromer rubber devulcanisation. However, the Australian Tyre Recycling Association (ATRA) is doubtful of the efficacy of the business model.
The Future Business Council (FBC) is closing and the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD) will become home to the FBC alumni network and contacts.
Western Australia’s container deposit scheme will now commence on October 1, after a delay due to COVID-19 with funding available from June 2 until scheme commencement.
More than 12 million tonnes of our 21.7 million tonnes of landfilled waste is organic. Of that, close to seven million tonnes is food waste and garden organics.
New South Wales councils and the alternative waste treatment (AWT) industry are now able to apply for NSW Government funding to improve kerbside waste recycling.