Sustainability is at the forefront of various organisations’ minds. From the ski slopes of Perisher Valley, to the halls of universities across Australia – waste and resource recovery has taken precedence.
The ACT Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) is temporarily storing paper and cardboard to manage the impacts of the bushfire crisis in NSW.
Several New Zealand Countdown supermarkets are removing plastic produce bags and ‘unwrapping’ fresh produce in a 10-week trial to see if it is a viable long-term solution to plastic reduction.
A newly released report on New Zealand’s plastic rubbish and recycling practices is a “timely wake-up call” for a nation that needs to improve its processes, New Zealand’s Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage explained.
Industry leaders are skeptical that Australia will meet the waste export ban timeframes proposed by the federal government. Discussions have been rife since the federal government released a Recycling Market Situation Summary Review report in January, which has sparked continued conversations about the ban as well as questions about whether the report was even necessary. Read more
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The Eurobodalla Shire Council is offering extra kerbside pick-ups to help residents affected by a fire at a Surf Beach waste management facility.
A national program has been launched to identify valuable products from waste streams, which will then be transformed into useful resources.
An environmental impact statement (EIS) that details the benefits of an energy recovery project at Lithgow has been publicly released.
Projections show Australia is very unlikely to meet its current 2030 carbon reduction targets, with recent reports of increasing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from all sectors other than the electricity and agriculture industries.