Dodgy dumpers are causing big problems for Australia Subhash Challa, the former senior principal scientist at NICTA, University of Melbourne explains.
Waste industry experts discuss how to get the best value for a procurement process.
Contributed by Gavin Shapiro, who is a partner at Hones Lawyers and specialises in waste contracts, waste legislation, EPA investigations and prosecutions and operational issues.
For the past five years or so, we have been hearing a lot about the promise of Energy from Waste (EfW).
This article was contributed by Adam Faulkner, the chief executive officer of the Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority (NAWMA) and Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) national vice-president.
This story is contributed by Robert Kelman, the director of Reloop – an organisation that brings together industry, government, and non-governmental organisations to form a network for advances in policy that create enabling system conditions for circularity across the European economy.
The principles and thinking behind a circular economy are not new. Academics have spoken about the merits of a circular economy since the 1990s. Companies, big and small, practice its principles and now Australian government bodies are actively exploring policies aligned to a circular economy. So how does a circular economy fit into waste management.
When people think of recycling, the first thing that usually comes to mind is commingled recycling. And more often that not, it is the one happening at the household level, at the kerbside. However, organics recycling, both at the household and commercial level, represent a significant opportunity for resource recovery.
Contrary to recent comments to the ABC that, “.. the bulk of the containers that are going into the (NSW) container deposit scheme are containers that would have ordinarily been recycled anyway,” in fact the NSW return and earn scheme has already more than doubled container recycling in the state, according to the Australian Council or Recycling (ACOR).
Colin Elkins from global enterprise application company IFS has gazed into his crystal ball for the process manufacturing industry and made some bold predictions for 2019.
What do a cow, a suitcase and a waste truck have in common? At first glance, these three things may seem totally unrelated but in fact, they all represent the future trends in weighing technology.