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A taskforce with representation from 15 organisations met for the first time on September 12 to help inform the next steps towards a single-use plastics ban in South Australia.
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Buy smart, cook smart and think smart when purchasing food. That is the advice people in the hospitality industry gave at a talk on food waste at Fine Food Australia.
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In the first year of Lake Macquarie City Council’s Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) service, the council reduced the amount of waste landfilled from its domestic waste collection service by 22,380 tonnes – a 26 per cent decrease compared to the year before.
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In a country where Energy from Waste (EfW) facilities have not been widely adopted, building community trust is key. And this is best done with “grass roots” communication and plenty of cups of tea, according to Re.Group’s Garth Lamb.
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Several Victorian councils are trialing glass collection bins in a bid to reduce contamination and minimise the amount of recyclable materials heading to landfill.
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Energy from Waste (EfW) opportunities were explored in detail at a conference in Canberra in late August, as projects for EfW facilities in Australia ramp up.
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John Gertsakis, the co-founder of Ewaste Watch, discusses the benefits of mainstreaming reuse and repair.
The transition to a circular economy is underway across industries, sectors and communities. Noteworthy practical measures are in play as are policy development processes across all levels of government.
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Legal consultants from NSW gave Inside Waste their view on a court ruling that affects waste and recycling operators in the state – particularly those dealing with construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Read more
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Australian landfill levies are on the move, with significant changes in Queensland and South Australia. The trouble with waste disposal, however, is that it tends to flow to the point of cheapest disposal.
Germany has long been a leader in waste avoidance and resource recovery (WARR) with its comprehensive recycling infrastructure and scarce landfill operations.