Composting kit – the chicken or egg?

Which comes first, composting capacity or the commitment by Council to supply FOGO material? How many times have you heard this: “Council cannot go to FOGO because there are no processing facilities and no markets for the compost”. Many Councils pose this as a Chicken and Egg question. It isn’t.

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Tweed gets FOGO processing facility

A new composting facility will see the contents of Tweed Shire Council’s food organics and garden organics (FOGO) bins transformed into 175 tonnes a week of soil health products for the local community, parks, gardens and agriculture.

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Fed government gives out $7 million for remote recycling

The Federal Government has announced $7 million for recycling in regional and remote Australia. Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley, said the funding will help build new or expand existing recycling facilities to deal with waste glass, plastics, tyres and paper in remote and regional areas, and would help tackle the city-country imbalance when it comes to recycling opportunities.
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E-waste – where money can be made

Old smart phones and retired electric toothbrushes represent a massive resource recovery opportunity for Australia’s e-waste management industry. Warren Overton, chief executive officer at the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP), told the audience at the Victorian Waste Management Association conference that there’s huge scope to expand and modernise electronic waste recycling in Australia. …

WRIQ’s September Business Breakfast

The WRIQ’s September Business Breakfast will feature presentations by: ANZ, State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DSDILGP), and the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC).

ANTSO looks to increase radioactive waste storage

On 13 September 2021, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will hold a public hearing to scrutinise a proposal from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to construct a $59.8 million purpose-built intermediate level solid radioactive waste storage facility at its Lucas Heights campus.

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