Queensland has followed South Australia in putting a proposal before parliament to ban single-use plastic items.
The momentum of investment into the WARR industry continues to grow with a partnership between the Federal and ACT Governments to provide $21 million from the Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) to the ACT MRF. The project will improve separation and process recycling streams such as paper, glass and plastic.
Like many operators in the WARR industry, Local Government NSW has welcomed the news of the federal government $190 million Recycling Monestisation Fund the but says a number of questions remain unanswered.
The Western Australian Waste Authority has considered and approved revised position statements on the Waste Hierarchy and Waste to Energy after they were first released in 2013. The statements includes both thermal and non-thermal treatment.
Coles supermarkets and sustainability partner REDcycle have diverted more than 1 billion pieces of soft plastics from landfill.
A new Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub will focus on reducing landfill waste and transforming reclaimed waste into new materials for use in construction and other manufacturing sectors.
Proposed changes to product stewardship legislation are being released today in the first round of grants from the federal government’s new $20 million Product Stewardship Investment Fund. It is designed to ensure manufacturers, retailers and industry groups take greater responsibility for the entire lifecycle of the products they produce and sell.
The WA government’s commitment of $20 million to boost the states capacity for local processing of waste plastic and tyres came just a day after the federal government released details of its Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF).