Ecoloop, Fairview’s aluminium cladding scheme and Australia’s first Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) recycling solution for recladding waste, has been accredited under the Australian Government Voluntary Product Stewardship Scheme. The announcement was made by Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management, The Hon. Trevor Evans MP, as Ecoloop also opened its new $1.6m recycling facility in Lithgow.
It’s a story that won’t go away and now Queensland is weighing in on the debate – waste levies – what they should be, who should benefit and how they are being distributed are contentious issues.
Gaia EnviroTech, the bioenergy and organic waste management division of Gekko Systems, have designed and manufactured Australia’s first modular anaerobic biodigester, with successful installations across regional Victoria and Tasmania. Read more
Asahi Beverages, owner of Carlton & United Breweries, has joined Coca-Cola Europacific Partners and Lion as part of VicRecycle. VicRecycle is proposing to bid to become the Victorian CDS scheme co-ordinator.
WWF-Australia has welcomed the launch of a public consultation that could lead to harmful single-use plastics, such as takeaway coffee cups and heavyweight shopping bags, being banned in Queensland.
The Federal Government’s pledge to increase the recycling of waste plastic, glass, paper, and other products has been welcomed by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).
Another year has gone by, and despite difficulties in most industries around the country, the waste sector has come out smelling like roses. To be fair, the waste industry is one that is necessary, however that doesn’t negate the disruption COVID-19 has caused in Australia for the best part of two years.
Belt conveyor systems need to be able to run without interruption to keep up with the demand and global increase of recycling. This literature discusses solutions for the waste industry to increase their conveyor uptime and how a waste recycling plant was able to reduce mess with just one belt cleaner. Read more
Queensland and South Australia have announced consultations on the next stage in their plan to ban on up to 20 single use plastic items.