Whitehouse says diversity key to interesting career

Growing up, Ben Whitehouse always had an affinity with the environment, so much so he wanted to be a ‘bush ranger’ when he was a child. After all, his young mind reasoned, a bush ranger is somebody who looks after the environment. Of course, growing older and being more informed, he realised that those  connotations were not what his younger self thought. However, it didn’t dissuade him from thinking it might be a career choice.

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Getting rid of residual waste – the options

Having a complete circular economy – as it stands – is a pipe dream. The current mantra of reduce, reuse, repair and recycle is good, but only for those waste streams where it is possible to do so. Currently – with plastic being the obvious example – there are too many products that will always …

Solo and REA get council contract to divert waste

The City of Melton has announced it will be contracting Recovered Energy Australia (REA) and Solo Resource Recovery (Solo) to divert its landfill waste to be processed into electricity, recover reusable resources and protect ratepayers from the rising environmental and economic cost of landfill.

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Hazardous waste report – data needs to be better

Gathering reliable data is one of the key ingredients when it comes to the state of play with hazardous waste in Australia. Being a Commonwealth and having various state stakeholders means that when it comes to putting a report together on hazardous materials, the data sets could be better.

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B-cycle battery recycling scheme launches nationwide

B-cycle, Australia’s new national government-backed battery recycling Scheme, has officially been launched to combat one of the nation’s fastest growing waste streams. It aims to redirect 90 per cent of used batteries that currently go to landfill, causing environmental impact and wasting precious resources.  Read more

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