In an article published by Independent Commodity Intelligence Services, the European recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) market will continue to see significant variances in demand levels on a case-by-case bases, as well as lower availability of post-consumer bottles (PCB) toward the end of the month, though impact on prices will be limited.
A push towards new jobs in a circular economy is a key driver behind new research on the use of recycled materials in roads and footpaths.
The office of the Minister for the Environment Susan Ley has told Inside Waste that, for the WAAR industry, the $1.5 billion funds for the manufacturing sector are additional to the $191 million Recycling Monetisation Fund (RMF) allocated in July.
Five new high-speed container refund points running in conjunction with Western Australia’s new Container Deposit Scheme – Containers for Change has been launched by TOMRA Collection Services. The scheme is expected to generate approximately 500 new jobs to Western Australia.
The country’s two largest domestic battery suppliers Duracell and Energizer have committed to the industry led Australian Battery Stewardship Scheme.
The NSW Government is investing $10 million to divert solar panels at the end of their life away from landfill and into recycling.
Over 40 per cent of Australians believe workplaces lack recycling options according to new research commissioned by Planet Ark.
The launch of Containers for Change in Western Australia yesterday revealed at least 200 refund points statewide.
Ahead of the country’s election this month, the New Zealand government has detailed its action plan on waste and recycling.