Asahi Beverages has unveiled a sustainability agenda as it uses its scale to create a more sustainable future for Australia and New Zealand. The agenda introduces new targets while incorporating previously announced ones.
Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year. Read more
On the back of the federal and Victorian governments recent announcement of 13 new projects being revealed, one such project will be a $50 million PET recycling plant opening up in Altona North in Melbourne.
The Australian and Victorian Governments have announced 13 new projects that will see 136,000 tonnes of plastics, paper, glass and tyres remade into new products while creating new jobs and new investment in the Victorian economy.
News that the Northern Territory government is considering the introduction of a waste levy is seen as significant step towards a new era for waste and resource recovery (WARR) in the territory by the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR).
“The waste and recycling sector needs to be included in the definition of critical workers for all purposes, especially the current NSW Public Health Orders for Covid-19 quarantine exemptions as close contacts.”
No matter how many times you try and recycle plastic, one day it will reach end of life. As a waste stream it is problematic – landfills don’t want it, while environmentalists believe burning it when it is in is residual state, no matter how ‘clean’ the technology, is unacceptable. Those who champion zero waste would rather researchers, and those that produce plastic, work on ways of making it more biodegradable, or give it properties that greatly reduce its end-of-life impact on the environment.
A range of different single-use plastic items such as cups, plates and bowls could be next on the list of banned items under SA Government’s single-use plastic ban, with the release of a new discussion paper.