Innovators will get competitive advantage

The Federal Government has enacted elements of the Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020 (the Act) ensuring Australia takes responsibility for its waste for generations to come. The Act provides a national framework to manage waste and recycling across Australia. It has been developed to align with seven key goals of the Australian Waste Management Plan: Read more

A cheat sheet on the circular economy

A Circular Economy proposes a system which minimises extraction, keeps materials in the economy for as long as possible and ensures they are able to be reused, repurposed or recycled at the end of their first life. It minimises environmental externalities and maximises use of renewable resources including energy.
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Solving commercial challenges when tracking hazardous waste

Hazardous waste – it’s a health risk, a destructive contaminant in recycling, and an expensive material to process. In Victoria, it’s also subject to a huge landfill levy of $250 per tonne. Due to its cost and complexity, there has been big incentives for those unwilling to pay the levy to illegally dump material, resulting in stockpiles and hazardous dump sites.

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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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