A new waste management and resource recovery strategy developed by the Queensland government will be underpinned by a new waste levy commencing on July 1, 2019. The change to a risk-based approach to managing waste was triggered after a review of existing waste regulations.
A new non-profit organisation, Chemical Recycling Europe, has been created with the goal of establishing an industry platform for developing and promoting cutting-edge chemical recycling technologies for polymer waste across Europe.
RSPCA’s Reloved stores and Op Shops have launched its ‘Phones for Furry Friends’ initiative in time for Global Recycling Day and will run all throughout March. The initiative invites the people of Perth to drop their old mobile phones in store to be recycled in a bid to help the environment and animals in need.
Wide-format print business Cactus Imaging have developed what it says is the world’s first recyclable billboard skin, known as SmartSkins, which the company will use as a sustainable alternative for traditional PVC skins.
Automated technology that reduces industrial food processing waste by 40 per cent was recently recognised at Australia’s largest agricultural technology event, evokeAg.
The Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) 2017/18 National Litter Index (NLI) has been released and shows positive trends across the nation and identifies areas of opportunity.
The recent construction of road surfaces using asphalt containing recycled soft plastics and glass has taken the use of recyclables to a whole new level in the City of Tea Tree Gully in South Australia.
The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) applauds Hobart City Council for being proactive in its quest to phase out single-use plastics by voting in favour of a ban by 2020 with the passing of the single-use plastics by-law.
The South Australian government have announced that it will loan $3 million to reboot a plastics recycling business in a bid to help ease the stress felt by kerbside collectors in the state.
The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) have welcomed a recent passage of legislation, which would enable a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) to be introduced in Western Australia, acknowledging that the scheme has the potential to deliver huge environmental and social benefits to the state.