Major recycling reform in NSW is at a critical stage and the decision to push back a ban on waste glass exports from next month to next year, does not alleviate the urgent need for this reform to progess, according to Local Government NSW (LGNSW).
The National Waste Action Plan was agreed by Federal, State and Local governments in 2019 with the following targets:
The schedule of priority projects for the 2020/21 financial year for the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) was launched last week on the weekly APCO Community Webinar.
ICC Sydney (Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre) has won the UFI Sustainable Development Award 2020, designed to recognise companies that have implemented a successful waste management approach for exhibitions.
The South Australian government has set an ambitious target of zero avoidable waste to landfill by 2030 which it believes will drive action during and beyond the lifespan of its proposed draft strategy.
Funding to improve the recycling of kerbside waste is now available for NSW councils and the alternative waste treatment (AWT) industry. The investment is part of the NSW Government’s $24 million AWT transition package to help councils and industry achieve better food and organics waste separation and innovate in how they recycle.
Divers working with the French non-profit organisation, Operations Mer Propre’s, which collects litter along the Côte d’Azur, has unearthed “COVID waste” dozens of masks, plastic gloves and hand sanitiser containers on the Mediterranean seabed, mingled with disposable cups and aluminium cans.
Every industry has the one seminal event where it gathers, connects and learns. For this industry, it is the Coffs Harbour Waste 2020 Conference. But with only weeks to go, the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Professor Kate Auty will assume the role of chair of the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) from July 1 for a five-year period, following an announcement yesterday by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio.
Australia has recorded one of the best rates of newsprint recycling globally, despite loss of offshore recycling options. The Newsprint Recovery Figures for 2019 report reveals that the proportional national recovery rate for newsprint was 68.2 per cent.