Innovators will get competitive advantage

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

Mattress stewardship scheme call to arms

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. 

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APCO to help dairy industry increase recycling capability

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.

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Is 80 per cent diversion from landfill possible?

One of the biggest contributors to landfill waste is FOGO – specifically food organics. Some of the figures surrounding food waste in Australia make for sober reading. As well as the much touted seven million-plus tonnes that are thrown away every year, and how it produces about five per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, …

Finalists for Waste Awards announced

Finalists for the The Waste Innovation & Recycling Awards have been announced. The awards have been developed to recognise those that are leading the way in of making sure targets are being met, creating innovative and new ways of dealing with waste, and dealing with the government bureaucracy and red tape in order to get …