Dumping costs Vic $89 million a year

Councils in Vic spent $89 million responding to the dumping of illegal waste in 2019/20, with ratepayers left to foot the clean-up bill. Only a handful of these waste crime perpetrators were punished or prosecuted … despite the fact that this is what ratepayers want, according to lobby group Keep Victoria Beautiful.

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Maroochydore system first for Australian CBD

When the Sunshine Coast Council in Queensland decided to make the town of Maroochydore the main centre of the region, it offered up an opportunity to build a CBD with smart technology. One of the key infrastructure outcomes was an underground automated waste collection system, which was developed in Sweden in 1966. According to the …

WMRR’s Sloan comes out firing over Victorian CE bill

There has been a flurry of recent activity in Victoria, from the introduction of the Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Bill into Parliament to the release of the waste to energy (WtE) framework. If it’s all about looking busy, then Victoria is certainly winning the race, though questionable, ill-considered and interventionist action is really not what the Victorian waste and resource recovery (WARR) industry needs from government right now, according the Waste Management Resource Recovery Association of Australia WMRR.

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How composting facilities complement biogas plants

The circular economy is about designing out waste and pollution and keeping resources in use at their highest value, while regenerating natural systems. There’s a lot of organics to be diverted away from landfills in Australia. Sending organics to landfill releases greenhouse gases, primarily methane which contributes to climate change. The impact of methane on …

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