The NSW EPA is set to roll out its regulated stakeholder roadshows again. A spokesperson said the government body is looking forward to catching up with councils and licensees soon.
Sydney’s latest Return and Earn location at Mascot, marking the beginning of a partnership that will help NSW’s circular economy flourish.
The ACT Government is investing in a large-scale Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) facility to process local waste.
Mussels in Port Phillip Bay near Melbourne are ingesting microscopic pieces of plastic used in cosmetics. And it’s affecting their ability to grow and reproduce, an RMIT University eco-toxicologist has found.
In Sydney, there is a startup who has diverted four million pieces of soft plastic, 65 tonnes of clothes, and a total of 163,000 kilos of waste from landfill, in two years: RecycleSmart.
Climate tech developer UBQ Materials has won an innovation award for the first ever waste-based 3D filament.
An Australian company has won the backing of the CEFC to tackle the traditional limitations of plastics recycling, allowing plastics to be recycled infinitely using an enzyme that accelerates the bacterial breakdown of plastic. The CEFC, through its Clean Energy Innovation Fund, is investing $1.1 million in Samsara Eco (Samsara).
The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to invest more in recycling infrastructure, following the Prime Minister’s $60 million announcement for advanced technology through the Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF).
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), ALDI, Coles, Woolworths, The Arnott’s Group and Unilever welcome the announcement from the Federal Government of $60 million in additional funding to boost the Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) and support and accelerate the uptake of recycled content in plastic packaging and products. The new investment takes the RMF to $250m, building on the $190m announced last year, which is driving a $1 billion transformation of the waste and recycling sector.