The Boomerang Alliance of 53 national, state and local NGOs has welcomed the passage of the ACT Plastics Reduction Bill 2020 that bans certain single-use plastics from use in the ACT.
If a café, restaurant, club, shopping centre or any other commercial food preparation area has a grease trap, they must select and use the services of a Sydney Water-approved grease trap waste transporter. While Sydney Water is the regulator in the greater Sydney area, other jurisdictions around the country will have similar regulatory requirements.
Waste recycling industry leaders are offered the opportunity converge, learn, network and ultimately shape the future of the industry at the Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) Annual Conference on Tuesday, 20 April at Leonda.
A University of Wollongong (UOW) project has been awarded funding under the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme, which supports collaboration between researchers, industry, governments, and community organisations.
The Victorian Government is trialling locally processed recycled asphalt on a section of the Hume Freeway at Balmattum, near Euroa.
In early March 2021, Members of WCRA attended a breakfast briefing at Lidcombe to hear Rayne de Gruchy, chair of the Board, NSW EPA deliver a presentation to industry on the objectives of the NSW EPA. de Gruchy emphasised the importance of EPA and industry working together to achieve better resource recovery outcomes for NSW.
A UK-based company has developed a product called Orb (organic refuse bio-compound), which is designed to be used as a building material. The company convert one of the world’s fastest growing waste streams – food waste – into functional materials that are formed into sheets or moulded to create intricate three dimensional products. Read more
Dodgy overseas operators have caused approximately 100 shipping containers full of used tyres exported from Australia to Malaysia to be abandoned in Penang.
Clean Planet Energy has released details of two new fuels manufactured for use in any ship or vessel. Both fuels are produced using non-recyclable waste plastics as the feedstock, therefore removing waste, which would otherwise go to incineration, landfill or into our oceans.