Funding to improve the recycling of kerbside waste is now available for NSW councils and the alternative waste treatment (AWT) industry. The investment is part of the NSW Government’s $24 million AWT transition package to help councils and industry achieve better food and organics waste separation and innovate in how they recycle.
Divers working with the French non-profit organisation, Operations Mer Propre’s, which collects litter along the Côte d’Azur, has unearthed “COVID waste” dozens of masks, plastic gloves and hand sanitiser containers on the Mediterranean seabed, mingled with disposable cups and aluminium cans.
Every industry has the one seminal event where it gathers, connects and learns. For this industry, it is the Coffs Harbour Waste 2020 Conference. But with only weeks to go, the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Professor Kate Auty will assume the role of chair of the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) from July 1 for a five-year period, following an announcement yesterday by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio.
Australia has recorded one of the best rates of newsprint recycling globally, despite loss of offshore recycling options. The Newsprint Recovery Figures for 2019 report reveals that the proportional national recovery rate for newsprint was 68.2 per cent.
For Veolia Australia and New Zealand landfill engineer Fangzhou Du, colloquially known as “Ark”, a love of the environment has run through his blood for decades.
South Australia’s Waste and Recycling Industry Association (WRISA) has appointed Adam Gray as CEO who has experience across local government, private consulting and peak industry associations. His areas of speciality include waste and recycling, natural resource management, climate adaptation and street lighting.
Printed paper waste has been excluded from the COAG Waste Export Ban until 2024, following a zoom meeting led by printing industry group The Real Media Collective (TRMC) and the Minister of Waste Reduction, Trevor Evans this week.
Brisbane City Council is cancelling its kerbside pick-up for the next two years as it redirects funds to help residents and businesses through COVID recovery.
WMRR recently held its 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) welcoming its 2020-2022 Board of Directors. National president, Garth Lamb, told the meeting that, “Over recent years, our sector has had to deal with structural changes in recycling markets, has been battered through media headlines, and has had to find ways to keep delivering essential services through various challenges, including natural disasters and some woeful policy decisions.”