British businesses may be charged a fee to cover the cost of recycling plastic packaging they have created in a move aimed at reducing rubbish, a problem that grew when China stopped processing the world’s waste at the start of 2018.
The Austin, Texas, Economic Development and Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) departments recently announced a partnership with the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) to launch a new Circular Economy Incubator in the area. ATI is now one of only three circular economy incubators in the country.
How can cities create prosperity for expanding populations whose rates of consumption are increasing, while strengthening the systemic change that supports waste and resource management?
There has been a growing concern within NSW councils since China’s National Sword Policy went public, and now Dubbo Regional Council is urging the NSW government to use 100 per cent of the funds it collects from the waste levy into recycling, resource recovery and waste management infrastructure.
Netherlands-based blockchain start-up Circularise is changing the course of data sharing, certification access, as well as product and material oversight with its communication system, which companies can use for virtually endless range of product value chains.
An alarming three quarters of Australian adults (75 per cent) surveyed by FoodSaver are self-confessed food-wasters, with more than half (56 per cent) of those surveyed who throw out food are doing so on at least a weekly basis.
A nation-wide ‘Let’s Go FOGO’ campaign is being launched to urge 84 per cent of local councils to provide Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) collection services for residents.
The Banana Shire Council has received $239,464 from the Queensland state government to ensure the Trap Gully Landfill site is outfitted and ready for operation when the Waste Management Levy starts on June 30, 2019.
Veolia Australia and New Zealand has completed a buyout of its joint venture with Cleanaway Waste Management, acquiring full ownership of Western Resource Recovery and Total Waste Management.
The EU Council and EU Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on a new directive setting restrictions on certain single-use plastic products. The proposal under discussion is part of the EU’s plastic strategy.