The ACT Government is investing in a large-scale Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) facility to process local waste.
An Australian company has won the backing of the CEFC to tackle the traditional limitations of plastics recycling, allowing plastics to be recycled infinitely using an enzyme that accelerates the bacterial breakdown of plastic. The CEFC, through its Clean Energy Innovation Fund, is investing $1.1 million in Samsara Eco (Samsara).
Deakin University will establish a BioFactory in Geelong as part of a Circular Economy Accelerator-Organics (CEA-O) project in partnership with the Victorian Government, 20 industry partners, Monash University and RMIT University.
Woolworths will be phasing out its 15-cent plastic shopping bags in Western Australia over the next month – the first major supermarket to do so ahead of new state legislation banning a variety of plastic shopping bags from July this year.
The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia’s (WMRR) 2022 Energy from Waste Conference has kicked off, with close to 180 people descending on ZINC at Federation Square in Melbourne this week.
The Australia Conservation Foundation (ACF) has sent a reminder to the government that Kimba is not the right site for Australia to store its nuclear waste as container ship, the Pacific Glebe, arrives off the east coast of Australia.
The North East and Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Groups are working to support councils and alpine resorts with a regional collaborative tender for waste and recycling services, as part of the ‘Resource Recovery Collective – Hume’. The initiative will support the ongoing delivery of essential waste and recycling services beyond current contracts, and provide an opportunity for councils and alpine resorts to implement the Victorian Government’s circular economy policy.
The 174 nations including Australia get a big tick for agreeing to develop a global plastic pollution treaty, said Boomerang Alliance director Jeff Angel.