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National study gives detailed breakdown of food waste in Australia  

A national food waste project has found that in 2016-17, Australia produced 7.3 million tonnes of food waste across the supply and consumption chain. Of this, 2.5 million (34 per cent) was created in homes, 2.3m tonnes (31 per cent) was created in primary production and 1.8m tonnes (25 per cent) was produced in the manufacturing sector.
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Global approach could fight “startling” amount of plastic waste in ocean

There is an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris floating in the ocean, or sitting kilometres out of sight on the bottom of the seabed. Plastic Oceans Australasia acting executive director, Ricki Hersburgh, highlighted these “startling” figures in her presentation, Ocean Plastics – A Real Waste Management Issue, at the Waste 2019 conference.

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Circular business models offer multiple process opportunities for businesses

The principles and thinking behind a circular economy are not new. Academics have spoken about the merits of a circular economy since the 1990s. Companies, big and small, practice its principles and now Australian government bodies are actively exploring policies aligned to a circular economy. So how does a circular economy fit into waste management.

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Fostering a collaborative network for industry’s young professionals

From working in the field supervising commercial bush regeneration projects, to authoring reports tackling strategic responses to rapid urban densification and the China National Sword, Genevieve Daneel, environmental consultant at Jacobs, has already gained a diverse wealth of experience and knowledge in her professional career, despite only having a bit over four years of experience in the resource recovery, renewable energy and planning sectors.

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