Veolia gets wastewater contract extension in Hunter

A two-year contract extension has been signed between Veolia and Hunter Water. Veolia will deploy solutions involving technology to deliver against enhanced wastewater targets. While nurturing the next generation of water engineers, and driving low-carbon outputs, the contract will make new headway in combating climate change, according to Veolia. Read more

Contracts secure disposal of household waste

New contracts—for 30 councils across Melbourne—have secured reliable disposal of Melbourne’s household waste to landfill. The contracts – for 30 councils across Melbourne – were negotiated by Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) as part of a collaborative procurement on behalf of the councils, are for four years, with two by two year options for extensions providing councils flexibility and service continuity.

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PVC Stewardship Program gets new record

A new record has been set in compliance with the Vinyl Council of Australia’s material stewardship program. In the latest assessment of 47 companies’ annual performance, 24 demonstrated full compliance with sustainability objectives applicable to their businesses under the Australian PVC Stewardship Program (PSP).

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Tweed gets FOGO processing facility

A new composting facility will see the contents of Tweed Shire Council’s food organics and garden organics (FOGO) bins transformed into 175 tonnes a week of soil health products for the local community, parks, gardens and agriculture.

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Fed government gives out $7 million for remote recycling

The Federal Government has announced $7 million for recycling in regional and remote Australia. Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley, said the funding will help build new or expand existing recycling facilities to deal with waste glass, plastics, tyres and paper in remote and regional areas, and would help tackle the city-country imbalance when it comes to recycling opportunities.
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