In one of the world’s first plastics contamination-controlled laboratories, University of Queensland researchers have begun testing blood and tissue samples to develop ways to detect and measure nanoplastics particles in the human body.
The Tasmanian Container Refund Scheme Bill 2021 and the Waste and Resource Recovery Bill 2021 have been passed by the state Parliament making Australia the first continent to have CRS legislation across all jurisdictions.
The largest PET recycling plant in the country in Albury-Wodonga is now up and running and will reduce Australia’s plastic waste by recycling the equivalent of around 1 billion PET beverage bottles each year.
Inside Waste caught up with Mike Harper from the Waste and Recycling Industry Association of Western Australia (WRIWA); what it does, what its priorities are, and some of the challenges it has recently faced including levy avoidance.
The Queensland state Government is providing flood-affected communities with waste levy exemptions to help with the clean-up.
Flood-affected communities are being reminded to exercise caution when returning to their homes and businesses, as NSW premier Dominic Perrottet ramps up waste collection services across the state.
Brightmark, the global waste solutions provider, has announced plans to construct an advanced plastics renewal facility for the Parkes Special Activation Precinct in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.
REMONDIS Australia has withdrawn its Coordinated Project application after being advised by the Queensland State Government that the Coordinated Project pathway would not be suitable to realise its $400 million Energy from Waste plant as part of a proposed $700 million Resource Recovery Precinct at Swanbank. REMONDIS remains committed to introducing Energy from Waste technology in Queensland, which must be an integral component of a sophisticated Queensland circular economy in the future.
Following two and half years as the CEO of Sustainability Victoria (SV) Claire Ferres Miles has resigned to run as a candidate in the upcoming federal election.
Charitable Recycling Australia has engaged Equilibrium to develop a clothing reuse export accreditation scheme to provide evidence-based transparency and standards to underpin the significant environmental, social and economic benefits of this important, but misunderstood trade.