Shocking introduction leads to great career choice

AS with a lot of people, having a career in the waste industry wasn’t originally in Maya Deacock’s plans when setting out her career path. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from the University of New South Wales, Deacock said that even though as a kid she had an ecological bent, the waste industry wasn’t really on her radar.

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Big W hits back at Boomerang Alliance accusation

In what environmental watchdog group the Boomerang Alliance has called a “shocking exercise of corporate irresponsibility”, BIG W has continued to sell what the Alliance alleges are banned single-use plastics in Queensland. Boomerang has accused the giant retailer of green-washing “previous one-off items as ‘’reusable’’, when the clear intent of the law is to remove them from supermarket shelves – to be replaced with genuinely reusable items,” said Boomerang Alliance campaign manager Tony Hutcheon.

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QRT expands by buying up Eagle Farm C&D business

Queensland Recycling Technologies (QRT), a joint venture between Alceon Qld and Brisbane Recycling Consortium (BRC), has purchased the recycling business assets of a “prominent private company” based in Eagle Farm with a view to create a state of the art recycling and resource recovery processing plant on Brisbane CBD’s doorstep.

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