Our climate is changing. Can the waste sector help?

Our climate is changing. Can the waste sector help?

Despite clear and overwhelming evidence that our climate is changing right now, the appetite for action at a political level is diminishing. In Australia, the Climate Council was defunded, the carbon tax abolished, and a general sense seems to be settling in that climate change doesn’t really matter. Globally it’s even worse. Climate change is …
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Charged up and raring to go

Charged up and raring to go

Lewis reflects on her time at ABRI, the lessons she’s learnt, and tells Inside Waste (IW) about her book that will be published shortly. IW: You’ve been a prominent figure in the sector for a while now, thinking back on when you first started, what drew you to the industry? Lewis: I came to the waste and recycling sector …
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Bulletproof your business against climate change

Bulletproof your business against climate change

With the climate warming before our eyes, it’s clear that climate change is happening – with annual global greenhouse emissions continuing to rise, or at best starting to stabilise. It’s going to get significantly worse before it gets better, given the long time (many hundreds of years in some cases) that greenhouse gases linger in …
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NSW council amalgamations - lessons, trends, considerations

NSW council amalgamations – lessons, trends, considerations

On May 12, two proclamations under the Act commenced and 19 newly amalgamated councils began operations, including Armidale Regional Council, the merger of Armidale Dumaresq and Guyra Shire Councils, Inner West Council, comprising Ashfield, Leichhardt Municipal and, Marrickville Councils, and CanterburyBankstown Council, merging Bankstown City and Canterbury City Councils. 12 merger proposals are pending and …
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