Obtaining approval for EfW projects

With the spotlight on Cleanaway’s bid for approval for an Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Eastern Creek, Western Sydney, let’s look at just what legal steps are involved in obtaining such an approval. In short, it is a time consuming, and at times challenging, process. For applications in NSW, a proponent needs to identify …
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Australia’s place on the waste management global stage

Australia is behind in some aspects of waste management, such as energy from waste, but it is thriving in other areas – for example by trialling an app that tells users how they can recycle an item. Inside Waste explored where Australia’s waste management efforts fit in comparison to other nations. Canada recognised a need …
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Opinion: It’s government’s turn to take out the rubbish

Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) executive officer Mark Smith shares his opinion on how the federal and state governments could better support the growth and expansion of the waste sector. Australia – community and economy – has some ambitious aspirations for waste management and recycling spurred by the tailwinds of closing export markets, human and …
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Making a meaningful impact beyond the waste industry

Sustainability is at the forefront of various organisations’ minds. From the ski slopes of Perisher Valley, to the halls of universities across Australia – waste and resource recovery has taken precedence.  Gone are the days where the convenience of a single-use plastic lunch container is prioritised over its more sustainably friendly and sometimes pricier counterpart. …
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Packaging makeover – wine sector steps up

Compostable takeaway coffee cups are a staple in many people’s lives these days. In moments where they embark on their morning coffee run and forget their reusable cups, compostable or biodegradable single-use options prove to be that little bit better than the outdated versions that end up in landfill – provided the alternative is disposed …
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