Why we should have a national landfill levy

  Australians want to take care of the environment, both locally and globally. That means preserving remaining natural habitat and reversing climate change. There are few that now quibble with protecting koala habitat or expanding renewables. When it comes to waste, we have set a national resource recovery target of 80 per cent by 2030. …

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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Clock ticking on National Waste Action Plan 2019

The National Waste Action Plan was agreed by Federal, State and Local governments in 2019 with the following targets: Ban on export of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres. Reduce total waste generated in Australia by 10% per person by 2030. 80% average resource recovery rate from all waste streams following the waste hierarchy by …

Steps towards a better solar PV industry

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology is playing a pivotal role in Australia’s necessary transition to a renewable and sustainable economy. According to the PV Institute, as of 30 September 2019 there were more than 2.2 million PV installations in Australia, with a combined capacity of over 13.9 gigawatts. While this represents a significant step towards a …

Opinion: It’s government’s turn to take out the rubbish

Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) executive officer Mark Smith shares his opinion on how the federal and state governments could better support the growth and expansion of the waste sector. Australia – community and economy – has some ambitious aspirations for waste management and recycling spurred by the tailwinds of closing export markets, human and …