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Councils in NSW and Victoria continue to offer free green waste services in a bid to provide extra assistance to residents as fires continue to ravage parts of Australia.
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Kingston City Council councillors have voted against a second application by Alex Fraser Group to extend the life of its recycling operations at Clarinda.
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Stuart Garbutt, who founded RDT and is a director of engineering with Re.Group, discusses the community benefits of regional recycling.
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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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The Kingston City Council’s decision to reject an application by Alex Fraser Group to extend the life of its recycling operations at Clarinda, has the group concerned that Victoria’s kerbside recycling will suffer even further.
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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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The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has appointed its board of directors for 2020, welcoming industry leaders spanning the waste and recycling, packaging and sustainability sectors.
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.