With Queensland becoming the latest state to introduce 10c Container Refunds, scheme architect and Queensland environment expert Toby Hutcheon spoke to Inside Waste about the scheme’s introduction and what it could mean for the state moving forward.
At the closing event of the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2018, Japan’s state minister of the environment Tsukasa Akimoto pledged that Japan will advance the circular economy when the world’s third biggest economy takes up the presidency of the G20 in 2019.
The adoption of innovative technology is expected to revolutionise wastewater resource recovery and reuse projects in Australia, despite key challenges faced such as ageing infrastructure and financial constraints, according to a recent study by Frost & Sullivan.
According to the 2016 National Waste Report, commercial and industrial waste (C&I) represents 20MT of the 53MT of waste generated in Australia (or 40 per cent of generation).
An accelerator program to support new London-based companies in the circular economy field is now open for applications from innovative entrepreneurs, according to the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB).
The first International E-Waste Day, held on October 13 to promote the proper management of electrical and electronic equipment, has been hailed a tremendous success by its organisers, including the Australian and New Zealand Recycling Program (ANZRP), who were the sole Australian representative of the initiative.
The NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) have recently announced that they have developed a new protocol whereby they will be able to calculate the profits gained by a waste operator who has deliberately not complied with environmental legislation in order to gain significant financial benefit.
Renewable products producer Neste and international aviation fuel products and services supplier Air BP have entered into an agreement to explore opportunities to increase the supply and availability of sustainable aviation fuel for airline customers.
Yume Food has been recognised for its leadership in sustainability, winning three Premier’s Sustainability Awards – the Premier’s Recognition Award for its development of an online marketplace for quality surplus food, as well as the Awards for the Innovative Products or Services, and the Small and Medium Enterprises categories.
Inside Waste caught up with Rose Read, National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) CEO, to find out a little more on how things have been during her first couple of months on the job, as well as on her ambitions and forecast for the industry moving forward.