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Many in Australia’s recycling industry are concerned that Sunday’s 60 Minutes program on Australia’s plastic waste challenges, screened on-air in mid-April, didn’t paint the full picture of the country’s recycling efforts and didn’t highlight the industry’s contribution to improving waste management.
Jaguar Land Rover is investing in a closed-loop strategy for its vehicles in a bid to maximise the use of … Features, Online Subscription, Opinion
When people think of recycling, the first thing that usually comes to mind is commingled recycling. And more often that … Circular Economy, Features, Online Subscription
Cambridge Gardens Public School in Penrith, NSW, has just unveiled its community garden set made from recycled oral care waste … Circular Economy, Features, Online Subscription
The ACT government is currently trialling a new type of asphalt made from a range of recycled materials. Unlike previous … Features, Online Subscription, Opinion
Contrary to recent comments to the ABC that, “.. the bulk of the containers that are going into the (NSW) … Circular Economy, Features, Online Subscription
Camille Reed, founder of the newly launched Australian Circular Textile Association, is calling for a national clothing take-back scheme in … Features, Industry News
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Recycling contracts in Australia are under threat and a crisis is looming after China implemented its National Sword Policy on January 1, 2018, which restricted the importation of 24 categories of solid waste and limits contamination of those materials to less than 0.5 per cent. The restrictions are already being felt in the sector, with stockpiling beginning and waste collectors across the country trying to find new markets to prevent a disruption of kerbside collection services.
With several councils being recently locked out of their Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs), leaving them with no option but to … Features, Waste & Resource Recovery
The use of asbestos was banned in Australia in 2004 immediately after the industry recognition of the life-threatening dangers associated with the inhalation of asbestos fibers. Medical conditions resulting from exposure to asbestos can take as long as 10 to 20 years to reveal themselves. Despite this ban, Australians still suffer from the consequences of existing buildings containing asbestos.