Waste industry experts discuss how to get the best value for a procurement process.
With experience in the packaging, resource recovery and climate change sectors, Lily Barnett engages with industry and government to reduce the environmental impacts of packaging throughout the entire value-chain.
This article was contributed by Adam Faulkner, the chief executive officer of the Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority (NAWMA) and Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) national vice-president.
There are many challenges that come with the recycling sector – be it the challenge of educating the public to put the right items in the correct bin to minimise contamination, or be it the challenge of ensuring e-waste is disposed of correctly with the help of convenient collection points.
Scientists at Deakin University and the University of Sydney have conducted separate research projects to find new uses for waste by turning it into plastics with various uses.
South Australia’s EPA recently updated its state guidelines for the development and operation of waste depots following consultation with industry and its stakeholders. So, what does this mean for industry moving forward?
While Europe has a clear focus to create a circular economy, the speed in which raw materials are turned into waste is cause for concern, European Commission policy officer, Rozalina Petrova, explained. She spoke about Europe’s take on waste management and circular economy at the Waste 2019 conference at Coffs Harbour.
China’s National Sword policy and the current “War on Waste” have raised a new awareness of recycling in Australia, which has pushed industry, councils and regional waste groups to improve and strengthen the country’s recycling systems.
In May of this year, Sustainability Victoria (SV) announced that its CEO, Stan Krpan, had resigned to take up a new role as the inaugural CEO of the newly established Solar Victoria.
A technical meeting, led by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), has provided industry a better understanding of the issues surrounding soft plastics, the benefits this packaging format offers and the recycling opportunities it brings.