A timely reminder about environmental licences

Not a week goes by without a prosecution of an operator in the waste industry in one of our environmental courts, either for unlawfully carrying out activities without a licence, or breaching licence conditions. State environmental regulators are vigilant in enforcing licences and breaches against the waste industry, with some recent prosecutions serving as a …

Composting reduces GHG emissions compared to landfill

 

Back in 2018, Mike Ritchie wrote an article comparing landfill GHG emissions to transport emissions. Prompted by a meeting with Local Government Mayors and CEO’s (where a claim was made that transporting organics by truck to a compost facility 150km away would emit more greenhouse gases than landfilling it locally), Mike did the maths and was startled to discover that that was far from the truth, in fact, 13,100km away.

Read more

Behr takes over from Becker at REMONDIS

Jochen Behr has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of REMONDIS Australia, replacing Björn Becker who steps down after leading Australian operations since 2018, having positioned the company for sustainable, profitable growth.

Read more

Review finds packaging regulation fails to drive change

Time is ticking to resolve the serious flaws that exist in the regime for managing packaging waste, a review of the National Environment Protection Measure (NEPM) for Used Packaging Materials (UPM), released by the Federal Government, has found. National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) CEO, Rose Read*, said a consistent theme throughout the findings was …

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
Close