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The Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence has released an Overcoming Free-Riders white paper setting out 10 strategies to overcome the problem of free-riders.
Old smart phones and retired electric toothbrushes represent a massive resource recovery opportunity for Australia’s e-waste management industry. Warren Overton, chief executive officer at the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP), told the audience at the Victorian Waste Management Association conference that there’s huge scope to expand and modernise electronic waste recycling in Australia. …
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WMRR has acknowledged that the NSW government, through its Energy from Waste (EfW) infrastructure plan, has provided clarity to the market as to where it sees a place for EfW in an integrated waste and resource recovery (WARR) system in NSW.
Australia’s support for a binding global treaty to address marine plastic pollution is a breakthrough, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia.
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Grants of up to $2 million each are now open for projects that increase processing capacity for food and garden organics, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has announced.
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On 13 September 2021, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will hold a public hearing to scrutinise a proposal from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to construct a $59.8 million purpose-built intermediate level solid radioactive waste storage facility at its Lucas Heights campus.
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A drop in emissions, 80 per cent of waste diverted from landfill and the equivalent of 22 million meals donated to Australians in need are among the many ways Woolworths Group has shrunk its footprint over the past year.
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Illegal dumpers are the bane of many council’s existence. It takes up resources to dispose of the illicit waste, it damages the environment, and most importantly, rate payers must bear the cost of removal. And it is not going anywhere. As of 2019 it was costing Australia approximately $80 million to clean up illegal dumping …
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Queensland has given a swathe of single-use plastics the flick, as its latest ban took effect on September 1. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the ban would help reduce single-use plastic pollution by 20 per cent over the next two years.
Hello Minister Greetings from the land of lockdowns, funny-looking marsupials, and the third best cricket team in the world. I’ve decided to quit Minister! No, not the service, although after the Berlin Wall came down I thought it might be on the cards – more space and time to do other things. Things have been …