Composting kit – the chicken or egg?

Which comes first, composting capacity or the commitment by Council to supply FOGO material? How many times have you heard this: “Council cannot go to FOGO because there are no processing facilities and no markets for the compost”. Many Councils pose this as a Chicken and Egg question. It isn’t.

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Why bin colour matters

When it comes to wheelie bins, colour matters. Federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley, at the recent National Plastics Plan launch, called for all councils and the government to work together to make kerbside collection systems standardised, including the colour of bin lids.

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AWRE takes a close look at waste and COVID

The opening session of the Australian Waste and Recycling Exhibition asked, ‘can waste and recycling successfully minimise the negative effects COVID-19?’ The panellists were Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW executive director Tony Khoury, Local Government NSW President Linda Scott, Veolia Head of Solid Waste Transport Jim Perry and MRA Consulting Group managing director Mike Ritchie.

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