The Federal Government is investing $1 million in the establishment of a new Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence (PSCE) that will play a key role in driving Australia’s circular economy towards an eighty per cent recovery rate across all waste streams by 2030.
Stage 1 of the Circular Greater Bendigo EOI process has been completed, however the exercise has raised issues around the efficacy of proposed solutions.
A Liberal National Party (LNP) Government will open a solar panel recycling facility in South-East Queensland and work with councils to build new roads from recycled plastic if it is elected on October 31.
LGNSW President Linda Scott described the City of Canada Bay Council as a worthy winner of the Local Government NSW’s (LGNSW) Excellence in the Environment Awards’ Local Sustainability Award. She described it as a standout among a strong field of 16 category winners.
A push towards new jobs in a circular economy is a key driver behind new research on the use of recycled materials in roads and footpaths.
The country’s two largest domestic battery suppliers Duracell and Energizer have committed to the industry led Australian Battery Stewardship Scheme.
Recycling is on the Federal Government’s list of six key industries into which it will pump around $1.5 billion to grow Australia’s manufacturing sector over the next four years.
The 2020 APCO Awards ceremony will return on 18 November with a new digital format and three new categories.
South Australia has made history as the first Australian state to ban plastic straws, cutlery and stirrers. The ban, which comes into effect in 2021, prohibits the sale, supply or distribution of plastic cutlery, straws and beverage stirrers.
A group of Sydney metropolitan councils have joined forces to recycle nearly 100 million glass containers per year into local roads through the largest local government-led procurement of recycled road-making materials in NSW history.