Townsville City Council’s public affairs team is officially Queensland’s PR Team of the Year, having received two awards – Best Government in-house PR team and Best Small Budget Campaign – at the Public Relations Institute of Australia’s (PRIA) Golden Target Awards.
The waste industry gathered at the Doltone House Parkview, Pyrmont, NSW on November 22 to honour leaders and innovators in the sector for Inside Waste’s inaugural 2018 Waste and Resource Recovery Excellence Awards.
On October 26, the NSW EPA released the Mixed Waste Organic Material (MWOO) – Regulatory Change, withdrawing the Resource Recovery Order and Exemption to end the application of processed organic material derived from residual municipal waste to land.
Since 2014, Ramboll has provided consultancy services to Kwinana’s Waste-to-Energy project, which reached its financial close recently on October 17, 2018.
Community Correctional Services (CCS) have established a number of sustainability and recycling initiatives across Victoria, which both allow offenders to serve the community work element of their order, while also giving back to the community in a really meaningful way and benefiting the environment in the process.
With landfill levies in NSW at $141.20 per tonne, you would think that sorting of commercial waste would be more common than it is. Less than five per cent of the commercial and industrial (C&I) waste in NSW is put through a processing plant to recover the valuable materials. In other words, less than 120,000t of the 5.5 MT that is generated is put through a processing plant. There are no dedicated C&I sorting facilities in other States (and landfill levies are lower).
Recently, the NSW government introduced into Parliament a Bill to amend the Protection of the Environment Operations (POEO) Act, in order to substantially beef up provisions relating to asbestos waste.
With Queensland becoming the latest state to introduce 10c Container Refunds, scheme architect and Queensland environment expert Toby Hutcheon spoke to Inside Waste about the scheme’s introduction and what it could mean for the state moving forward.
At the closing event of the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2018, Japan’s state minister of the environment Tsukasa Akimoto pledged that Japan will advance the circular economy when the world’s third biggest economy takes up the presidency of the G20 in 2019.
The adoption of innovative technology is expected to revolutionise wastewater resource recovery and reuse projects in Australia, despite key challenges faced such as ageing infrastructure and financial constraints, according to a recent study by Frost & Sullivan.