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Review finds packaging regulation fails to drive change

Time is ticking to resolve the serious flaws that exist in the regime for managing packaging waste, a review of the National Environment Protection Measure (NEPM) for Used Packaging Materials (UPM), released by the Federal Government, has found. National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) CEO, Rose Read*, said a consistent theme throughout the findings was …

Conference to tackle vinyl sustainability

Collaboration towards a circular economy for PVC, the journey towards net zero carbon and safe and sustainable additives will be among key topics discussed by a host of global experts at PVC AUS 2022, Australia’s vinyl conference, in Queensland from 7 to 9 June 2022.

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Circular economy needs to gain more traction

Research commissioned by Veolia reveals that outside of the economy and cost of living, NSW voters are most concerned about the environment, which needs to get more traction in terms of a circular economy. In a post-pandemic world, voters say environmental sustainability is a priority, and that they support investment in recycling and waste initiatives to help prevent climate change – even if it means diverting funds from elsewhere. Read more

What are the top 10 marine waste items?

More polystyrene is being collected from the nation’s largest waterways and marine environments than any other type of plastic, supporting a national government push to phase out its use in consumer products by the end of the year, according to new research from Conservation Volunteers Australia released today.

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Juchkov finds niche in resource recovery

After graduating with a Bachelor of Economics from Western Sydney University, it didn’t take Maria Juchkov long to realise that maybe finance and its peripheral line of work wasn’t for her. Instead, she dipped her toe in the world of retail, then decided to head to Macquarie University and complete a degree in sustainable development.

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Beach Bin engineered for the Australian coastline

Hot sand between your toes, wild salty hair, sunburnt noses…the Australian beach can be a uniquely fun, but hostile, environment. That’s why, between way too many trips to the beach for “site assessments”, the team at Source Separation Systems has leveraged its unique expertise in waste diversion, to design a new public place Beach Bin designed specifically for the Australian coastline.

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