The reaction to the creation of the Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) from the heads of the WARR associations that lobby the government have ranged from ‘pleasing’, to a ‘massive milestone,’ and ‘fantastic’.
While the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) said it’s pleased with the government’s commitment of significant new funds to the industry, CEO Gayle Sloan said that several other elements had to be driven now, and “driven at high throttle too”.
The former chairman and director of Queensland’s Container Exchange and former general manager of the Australia Beverage Council Alby Taylor, is the new CEO of Return-It.
The Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) created by the federal government and shored up with $190 million is geared to generate another $600 million of industry recycling investment and drive a billion-dollar transformation of Australia’s waste and recycling capacity.
From 28 May to 5 June 2020, Prime Creative Media surveyed more than 2200 business leaders across 15 industries, to capture sentiment as the country began to lift COVID-19 restrictions.
The WARR industry and state and territory governments have until July 31 to submit collaborative project proposals to the federal government for a national solution for local mixed-paper recycling.
Toby Kent has joined the board of The Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia). He was chair of the Future Business Council (FBC), which transferred its intellectual property to BCSD Australia and closed in May.
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has decided that the Waste Management Award 2020 is a Group 2 Award resulting in an increase of 1.75% from the start of the first full pay period on or after November 1, 2020.
Major recycling reform in NSW is at a critical stage and the decision to push back a ban on waste glass exports from next month to next year, does not alleviate the urgent need for this reform to progess, according to Local Government NSW (LGNSW).
The schedule of priority projects for the 2020/21 financial year for the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) was launched last week on the weekly APCO Community Webinar.