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A drop in emissions, 80 per cent of waste diverted from landfill and the equivalent of 22 million meals donated to Australians in need are among the many ways Woolworths Group has shrunk its footprint over the past year.
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Illegal dumpers are the bane of many council’s existence. It takes up resources to dispose of the illicit waste, it damages the environment, and most importantly, rate payers must bear the cost of removal. And it is not going anywhere. As of 2019 it was costing Australia approximately $80 million to clean up illegal dumping …
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In its most simple and basic form, this is the waste cycle – buy, use, dispose, repeat. If we set aside the environmental, social or economic impacts of this cycle for a moment, we could agree that this is a simple, straight forward and convenient process. However, it is not sustainable. While waste education programs …
Queensland has given a swathe of single-use plastics the flick, as its latest ban took effect on September 1. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the ban would help reduce single-use plastic pollution by 20 per cent over the next two years.
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Going from biomedical science to waste education was a no brainer for Andrew Snedden. The recently appointed community relationships manager for Clean-Up Australia went from the virology and immunology arena to educating students and communities on how to make their lives and environment cleaner, greener, and more sustainable. It was only a chance encounter with a television programme that made him realise he might follow his current career path in the industry. Read more
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Hello Minister Greetings from the land of lockdowns, funny-looking marsupials, and the third best cricket team in the world. I’ve decided to quit Minister! No, not the service, although after the Berlin Wall came down I thought it might be on the cards – more space and time to do other things. Things have been …
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Cleanaway has won four-year contracts with 21 of the 26 metropolitan councils in Melbourne that tendered their waste volumes.
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Perth’s East Rockingham Waste to Energy is due to go live in June 2022 after what has been described as a long and painful process. Getting an energy-from-waste (EfW) project green lit is not easy with all the permits that are needed, assuaging local councils, and making sure residents are not adversely affected by the …
It’s not often a company can upgrade its machinery, optimise unique and world-first modifications but at the same time reduce capital spend. Together with Hastings Deering, Caterpillar was able to ensure REMONDIS Australia delivered on specific needs with its D6-XE bulldozer. Read more