Tweed gets FOGO processing facility

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.

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Fed government gives out $7 million for remote recycling

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.
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E-waste – where money can be made

Old smart phones and retired electric toothbrushes represent a massive resource recovery opportunity for Australia’s e-waste management industry. Warren Overton, chief executive officer at the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP), told the audience at the Victorian Waste Management Association conference that there’s huge scope to expand and modernise electronic waste recycling in Australia. …
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ANTSO looks to increase radioactive waste storage

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.

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EPA to revoke recovered fines orders and exemptions

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.

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Painting a picture of product stewardship

Household paint is becoming a showcase for how stewardship and the circular economy can work in Australia. That may sound like a big call – and I could, of course, be accused of bias in making it – but I think the success of Paintback in its first five years is more than just the …
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