Miri Schroeter

China Sword Policy “irreversible, yet positive”, ABC’s Gardening Australia host says

ABC’s Gardening Australia host, Costa Georgiadis, summed up the challenges in the waste industry as an “incredible 12 months”, due in part to the enforcement of the China National Sword Policy. With more than a decade as a waste and environment advocate in Australia, Georgiadis shares hard-hitting truths about waste in Australia with viewers of Gardening …
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Flinders University microplastics study determines how clean Australia’s remote beaches really are

A study conducted by Flinders University will find out how many microplastics are swimming in waters at South Australian beaches. The study, led by Flinders University professor Karen Burke Da Silva, looks at plastic pollution in our waterways and these microplastics are affecting marine life. While Australia’s densely-populated beaches are often put under the microscope …
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WMRR and NWRIC welcome environment-driven election promises

With less than a week to go until the 2019 Federal election, the three major parties have proposed new schemes that will boost capabilities in the waste sector. In response to these announcements, the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) and the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) have applauded Australian …
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WMRR’s Gayle Sloan recognised as Women in Industry Awards finalist

Being able to highlight the waste industry in an awards program that recognises women working in “non-traditional” workplaces is something Gayle Sloan sees as important in excelling various industries in Australia. Sloan, who is the CEO of Waste Management & Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR), is a finalist for the Industry Advocacy Award in …
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More funds are needed to divert organics from landfill – WCRA

Councils and businesses across NSW could access grants to waste collection services with a $2.6 million fund, but some say more needs to be done. The grants, which aim to divert organics waste from landfill, are a step in the right direction. However, it’s a step the Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) …
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