The South Australian government has set an ambitious target of zero avoidable waste to landfill by 2030 which it believes will drive action during and beyond the lifespan of its proposed draft strategy.
Professor Kate Auty will assume the role of chair of the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) from July 1 for a five-year period, following an announcement yesterday by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio.
South Australia’s Waste and Recycling Industry Association (WRISA) has appointed Adam Gray as CEO who has experience across local government, private consulting and peak industry associations. His areas of speciality include waste and recycling, natural resource management, climate adaptation and street lighting.
Brisbane City Council is cancelling its kerbside pick-up for the next two years as it redirects funds to help residents and businesses through COVID recovery.
WMRR recently held its 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) welcoming its 2020-2022 Board of Directors. National president, Garth Lamb, told the meeting that, “Over recent years, our sector has had to deal with structural changes in recycling markets, has been battered through media headlines, and has had to find ways to keep delivering essential services through various challenges, including natural disasters and some woeful policy decisions.”
The House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources’ inquiry into innovative solutions in Australia’s waste management and recycling industries resumed last week. Appearances were made by National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) CEO Rose Reid and Veolia Australia & New Zealand CEO & managing director Danny Conlon.
Philip Helberg will become Western Australia’s new Infrastructure WA CEO. He was formerly Department of Finance deputy director general and replaces Lance Glare who had been acting CEO since August 2019.
Two new waste and resource recovery hubs in Melbourne’s CBD will help businesses reduce waste, limit the number of bins in laneways and encourage recycling. New bins will also be installed with solar-powered sensors to alert collectors when they need to be emptied.