Miri Schroeter

Calls for COAG to reassess decision to ban export of paper and cardboard

The Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) is calling for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to rethink its export ban on paper and cardboard. WCRA was one of more than 80 who submitted feedback on the waste bans, which were announced at a Meeting of Environment Ministers (MEM) on November 8. Australia’s …
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Year in review: the key points of 2019 and an outlook for 2020

It’s been said by industry and government leaders – Australia’s waste industry is finally in the spotlight and it is getting the recognition it needs at a federal level. It has been a year of triumphs and challenges for the industry. And as Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) CEO Brooke Donnelly puts it, “Australia is …
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Compost for Carbon: webinars for farmers to cash in on compost

Australian soils are particularly poor, both in terms of general plant nutrients but also organic matter, with undisturbed soils only having about 5 per cent organic matter. With cultivation and farming, organic matter decreases and soils become less fertile. Many areas of farming land, both under pasture and cropping lands have <2 per cent organic matter.
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