A new composting facility will see the contents of Tweed Shire Council’s food organics and garden organics (FOGO) bins transformed into 175 tonnes a week of soil health products for the local community, parks, gardens and agriculture.
The Federal Government has announced $7 million for recycling in regional and remote Australia. Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley, said the funding will help build new or expand existing recycling facilities to deal with waste glass, plastics, tyres and paper in remote and regional areas, and would help tackle the city-country imbalance when it comes to recycling opportunities.
The Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence has released an Overcoming Free-Riders white paper setting out 10 strategies to overcome the problem of free-riders.
Australia’s support for a binding global treaty to address marine plastic pollution is a breakthrough, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia.
On 13 September 2021, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will hold a public hearing to scrutinise a proposal from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to construct a $59.8 million purpose-built intermediate level solid radioactive waste storage facility at its Lucas Heights campus.
On 2 September 2021 the NSW EPA announced that it intends to revoke both the Batch Process and Continuous Process Recovered Fines (skip bin fines) Orders and Exemptions. The revocation is likely to occur at some point after a period of consultation with industry, which ends on 30 September 2021.