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.
Brisbane-based environmental organisation Ocean Crusaders has been named as one of this year’s winners of Canon Australia’s Canon Oceania 2018 Grants Program, which this year rewarded four impactful projects with over $30,000 worth of funding support and Canon products.
Carlsberg Group is making progress towards achieving a zero-carbon footprint and water wastage, a move the company believes will give consumers a greater tasting beer, while minimising the brand’s impact on the environment.
The very first International E-Waste Day is being held on October 13 to promote the correct disposal of electrical and electronic equipment throughout the world, thanks to the collaboration between the WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Forum and its members.
Dr Christophe Lasseur, coordinator of the European Space Agency’s Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative (MELISSA), studies how to keep astronauts alive in space by recycling their waste products into water, oxygen, food and other materials.
Construction and demolition (C&D) waste accounts for around 40 per cent of the total waste generated in Australia. Given our national economic growth, this waste stream increased from 14.9Mt in 2006-07 to 19.6Mt in 2014-15, according to the Australian National Waste Report 2016.