South Australia’s Waste and Recycling Industry Association (WRISA) has appointed Adam Gray as CEO who has experience across local government, private consulting and peak industry associations. His areas of speciality include waste and recycling, natural resource management, climate adaptation and street lighting.
Printed paper waste has been excluded from the COAG Waste Export Ban until 2024, following a zoom meeting led by printing industry group The Real Media Collective (TRMC) and the Minister of Waste Reduction, Trevor Evans this week.
Brisbane City Council is cancelling its kerbside pick-up for the next two years as it redirects funds to help residents and businesses through COVID recovery.
WMRR recently held its 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) welcoming its 2020-2022 Board of Directors. National president, Garth Lamb, told the meeting that, “Over recent years, our sector has had to deal with structural changes in recycling markets, has been battered through media headlines, and has had to find ways to keep delivering essential services through various challenges, including natural disasters and some woeful policy decisions.”
A report on the causes of food waste in Australia has attributed $3.8 billion in wasted food to “breaks and deficiencies in the cold food chain.”
An initiative by Ecoactiv and PonyUp for Good is encouraging households to recycle their appliances and IT devices which, in turn will activate five meals to be distributed by national food rescue organisation, SecondBite.
The House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources’ inquiry into innovative solutions in Australia’s waste management and recycling industries resumed last week. Appearances were made by National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) CEO Rose Reid and Veolia Australia & New Zealand CEO & managing director Danny Conlon.
Philip Helberg will become Western Australia’s new Infrastructure WA CEO. He was formerly Department of Finance deputy director general and replaces Lance Glare who had been acting CEO since August 2019.
Two new waste and resource recovery hubs in Melbourne’s CBD will help businesses reduce waste, limit the number of bins in laneways and encourage recycling. New bins will also be installed with solar-powered sensors to alert collectors when they need to be emptied.
The release of the Queensland government’s Energy from Waste (EfW) policy has been described as sensible and well considered as well as providing clarity on how EfW can play a key role within the WARR industry.