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A major court ruling, handed down on August 2, 2019, will impact on recyclers in NSW, particularly those dealing with construction and demolition (C&D) waste, those that may have exposure to asbestos risks, and all parties dealing with resource recovery exemptions – including consumers and transporters.
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Compostable packaging has held a good reputation in consumers’ minds as war on waste supporters battle their way through single-use plastic packaging and materials that are proving detrimental to the environment.
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Creating new products doesn’t necessarily mean using virgin materials, so organisations such as the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) are encouraging Australian manufacturers to look to circular economy practices.
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NSW’s Minister for Energy and Environment, Matt Kean, is prioritising providing community with reliable and affordable waste processes and programs that deliver visible results.
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This story was contributed by Pete Shmigel – the CEO of the Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR).
Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environment Management, Trevor Evans, speaks to Inside Waste about the Federal government’s role in the future of Australia’s waste industry.
Australia’s first waste minister vows to improve the waste sector by holding companies in the industry to account, while also improving Federal leadership with support and funding to programs such as a national battery stewardship scheme.
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When working with heavy machinery being able to rely on the equipment working efficiently, effectively and without breakdowns is key.
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Amid “a lot of confusion” in the Energy from Waste (EfW) sector, Arup resource and waste management lead, Shaun Rainford, said the public needs greater access to facts about EfW’s success and challenges, which people now have.
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Public awareness of the benefits of EfW facilities is too low in Australia, according to CSIRO’s Daniel Roberts.
This story was contributed by Val Southam – the CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful.
First launched in 1979, Do the Right Thing is an iconic Australian environmental campaign that was widely acclaimed as the most successful behavioural-changing campaign in Australian history.