Queensland and South Australia have announced consultations on the next stage in their plan to ban on up to 20 single use plastic items.
The federal government’s announcement of a new campaign – ReMade – that encourages Australians to buy products manufactured in Australia with Australian recycled content has been hailed a positive step by WMRR. The campaign builds on the ongoing support for our essential waste and resource recovery sector, with the current federal government having already invested more in the industry than any other Australian government to-date.
Federal Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley has unveilled Australia’s largest tyre recycling plant at Erskine Park in Western Sydney.
A new circular economy metrics platform launched by NSW Circular is designed to help councils, precincts, industry and communities track their transition to zero waste. Read more
A new report by Global Industry Analysts (GIA) projects that the global plastics recycling market will be worth US$47 billion in five years’ time. According to the report, growth in the global market is being driven by ongoing efforts toward environmental sustainability, prompting industries to focus on plastic recycling.
Australia’s waste export ban initiatives has seen the shipping of whole baled tyres for disposal overseas stopped at the beginning of December.
Australians are increasingly conscious about their environmental impact with more than half (57 per cent) concerned about sending their shoes and clothes to landfill and bothered by products that can’t be recycled easily (54 per cent) – according to the latest survey by TreadLightly.
Close the Loop, an end-to-end solutions provider from design and manufacturing, through to collection and recycling of products, has announced that trading of its shares on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has commenced, under the code ‘CLG’ following the completion of an initial public offering (IPO). Read more
Councils in Vic spent $89 million responding to the dumping of illegal waste in 2019/20, with ratepayers left to foot the clean-up bill. Only a handful of these waste crime perpetrators were punished or prosecuted … despite the fact that this is what ratepayers want, according to lobby group Keep Victoria Beautiful.
The NSW Government is investing almost $24 million to help deal with waste and damage in the ongoing clean up from the 2019-20 bushfires.