Shoalhaven’s waste solution: a viable alternative or a step back on the industry’s efforts?

Facing the danger of reaching landfill capacity within 12 years, Shoalhaven City Council undertook an extensive process of consultation to find an economically and environmentally sound solution to the region’s waste issues. This process led council to Poland-based Bioelektra and its RotoSTERIL technology for utilisation in its new facility.

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HPE is helping businesses quantify the value of retired IT assets

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will be bringing its circular economy solutions to Australia for the first time to provide its customers with an overview of the value of their retired assets and quantify the environmental impacts and savings achieved from their IT asset lifecycle solutions, which can be incorporated into their corporate reporting.

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Saving kerbside recycling

It has now been over a year since China introduced its National Sword policy to restrict the importation of kerbside recyclable materials from the rest of the world. The purpose of the policy was to increase the recovery of domestically generated recyclables within China and further boost its own manufacturing. The new rule is a 0.5 per cent contamination rate in Australian exported material. Few Australian Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF) were built for that level of purity.

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