Young professional’s wealth of knowledge helps push transition to a circular economy

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. She began her career as a volunteer for the Climate Council in Australia in 2014. There, she developed research reports to convey the science behind climate …
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Lead acid battery transportation better in wood or plastic containers?

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. These are challenges that many …
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Europe improves CE practices, but too many materials still slip through the cracks

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. The European Union (EU) …
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Sustainability Victoria CEO moves on to lead Solar Victoria

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. In August 2018, Krpan led the establishment of Solar Victoria as a dedicated business unit under SV. Solar Victoria moves to become a …
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AIP’s technical meeting highlights opportunities in recycling soft plastics

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. The aim of the AIP/Society of Plastics Engineering (SPE) technical meeting – Future of Soft Plastic in Australia – was …
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Pushing for society-wide change towards sustainable and circular futures

With tertiary studies in sociology, statistics and evaluation, and over 10 years’ research experience, Jenni Downes is working hard in leading the UTS’ Institute for Sustainable Futures’ efforts towards improving municipal household waste and recovery outcomes. The senior research consultant has a particular passion for research and evaluation to develop effective strategies for household-level, organisational …
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