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Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environment Management, Trevor Evans, speaks to Inside Waste about the Federal government’s role in the future of Australia’s waste industry.
Australia’s first waste minister vows to improve the waste sector by holding companies in the industry to account, while also improving Federal leadership with support and funding to programs such as a national battery stewardship scheme.
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Councils across Victoria are urging the Victorian government to introduce a container deposit scheme (CDS), as it is the only state without a current scheme or planned scheme.
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Travellers heading through San Francisco International Airport are being urged to bring refillable bottles as a ban on plastic bottled water will take effect from August 20.
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The South Australian government’s plastic-free goals are gaining traction with 10 expressions of interest received to be the state’s first plastic free precinct as well more than 25 diverse applicants to join the Green Industries SA’s stakeholder taskforce.
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Amid “a lot of confusion” in the Energy from Waste (EfW) sector, Arup resource and waste management lead, Shaun Rainford, said the public needs greater access to facts about EfW’s success and challenges, which people now have.
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More than 700 million containers have been returned across Queensland since the container deposit scheme (CDS) started nine months ago.
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The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) and Bioenergy Australia have unveiled the first in a series of energy from waste (EfW) fact sheets, aimed at helping community, the media, and politicians navigate an emerging but complex waste management area.
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SKM Recycling will stop receiving recyclables, which will affect 33 Melbourne councils it holds contracts with as well as other recycling service providers.
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An Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)-led study of seabirds that had ingested plastic debris has revealed a range of non-lethal impacts on their health and physiology.
A new study from Deakin University indicates that microplastics could be affecting drinking water supplies.