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 …

Juchkov finds niche in resource recovery

After graduating with a Bachelor of Economics from Western Sydney University, it didn’t take Maria Juchkov long to realise that maybe finance and its peripheral line of work wasn’t for her. Instead, she dipped her toe in the world of retail, then decided to head to Macquarie University and complete a degree in sustainable development.

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Woollies SA rolls out compostable bags

Woolworths in South Australia has launched locally made compostable bags for fruit and vegetables in 67 stores statewide. The switch has the potential to divert up to 70 tonnes of plastic waste from landfill each year, with customers now able to compost their Woolworths fruit and vegetable bags in their council-provided green bins for food and garden organics where available, or in their own household DIY compost.

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Vanish determined to reduce clothing in landfill

Vanish Australia has announced its mission to divert 1 million clothing items from landfill over two years to help #MakeTextileWasteVanish. This is the equivalent of 200 tonnes of clothes or 25,000 washing machine loads of clothes, made possible with the help of a partnership with Upparel, leaders in textile upcycling in Australia.

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New pricing scheme for EfC CDS

Exchange for Change (EfC) has announced the new fixed pricing scheme per material type for supplier contributions that fund the Return and Earn NSW container deposit scheme, effective for six months for invoices issued from August 2022.

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