The Federal Government has enacted elements of the Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020 (the Act) ensuring Australia takes responsibility for its waste for generations to come. The Act provides a national framework to manage waste and recycling across Australia. It has been developed to align with seven key goals of the Australian Waste Management Plan: Read more
NEW environmental legislation in Victoria has significantly shifted the regime of risk associated with soil containing asbestos, PFAS and other chemicals on major property and infrastructure projects, which could see developers and contractors fined and slapped with multi-million-dollar clean-up bills.
The Australian Bedding Stewardship Council (ABSC) is continuing the development of the Recycle My Mattress Product Stewardship Scheme and would like to invite the Waste and Resource Recovery Industry to join an online consultation session on Thursday 11 November 2021 to discuss and improve the proposed design of the expanded scheme.
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), in partnership with Dairy Australia and the Australian Dairy Products Federation, has published the Australian Dairy Sustainable Packaging Roadmap to 2025. This resource looks at the current state of play regarding sustainable packaging in the dairy industry and what needs to be done as the industry works towards achieving the 2025 National Packaging Targets.
Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, has analysed wastewater samples from long haul flights of returning Aussies which prove signals of the SARS-CoV-2 virus can be detected even before passengers show symptoms.
Queensland has charged its youngest citizens to help lead the charge against FOGO waste with $500,000 in funding from the Palaszczuk Government to help state schools tackle food and garden rubbish generated in the schoolyard.
Cleanaway is investing almost $5 million in solar energy systems across Australia to reduce its electricity demand from the grid and its annual power bill.
Following the launch of its MAC/1 baling press machines series in 2001, Macpresse launched its new MAC/2 multi-material baler series in 2016.