Regional communities are taking a lead role in Australia’s recycling transformation with the Morrison and Perrottet governments announcing $4.8 million in co-funding for regional and remote recycling infrastructure.
At present, waste disposal infrastructure is significantly lacking in the Sydney area, according to Tony Khoury of the Waste Contractors and Recycling Assocation of NSW. Read more
A Melbourne based waste to energy company is developing a state-of-the-art waste to energy and integrated resource recovery processing plant which will deliver baseload renewable energy while importantly recovering recyclable materials from waste.
Indaver has appointed Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) as its EPC contractor for the Rivenhall Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) and Energy Centre project in Essex, United Kingdom.
Back in 2018, Mike Ritchie wrote an article comparing landfill GHG emissions to transport emissions. Prompted by a meeting with Local Government Mayors and CEO’s (where a claim was made that transporting organics by truck to a compost facility 150km away would emit more greenhouse gases than landfilling it locally), Mike did the maths and was startled to discover that that was far from the truth, in fact, 13,100km away.
Veolia has announced it will use the circular economy of food waste to help feed disadvantaged communities in Melbourne by planting an orchard in the Mornington Peninsula.
Brisbane Landfill is converting more green methane (landfill biogas) into renewable electricity following installation of two new 1.1MW landfill biogas engines at the landfill site in Rochedale. These new engines are expected to generate 18,250 MWh of renewable energy per annum, which is enough to electricity to power over 3300 Brisbane households on a 24/7 basis.
A civil engineering and construction company will pay $500,000 for the clean-up of unlicensed depots where it delivered waste.
Following industry consultation, the NSW EPA will not move ahead with proposed changes to the rules governing how skip bin residue, called recovered fines, is processed and used.