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Time for action on plastics for Australian businesses

One year on from the inaugural National Plastics Summit in Canberra, the Australian Government has this month released its first National Plastics Plan, which sets a new standard for how we as a country will tackle the plastics issue. It was fantastic to welcome such a comprehensive approach to the challenge, which also celebrated a range of …
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What circular economy?

“No road should get made without it being bound by recyclable plastic, no footpath gets made without it being made from rubble and recyclable plastics, and that should be the process to design right from the outset – rather than stockpiling, burning, burying, or dumping plastic in landfills, where it can leach out in the …
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Organic waste should not get preference in landfills

Sam Bateman has been a champion of the waste industry for as long as I have been in the sector (over 30 years). In that time, including in his latest article in Inside Waste, he has argued strenuously for the role of landfill in an integrated waste management system. On that we agree. We would …
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