NSW has dropped its litter volume by 37% since 2013 and Return and Earn has been responsible for a third reduction in its type of drink container litter, according to new litter figures for NSW from Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB).
What motivates different nations to create circular economy agendas do vary – from creating a more competitive economy, to complying with emissions targets and better social outcomes – but despite the motivations, it has become an increasing priority for policymakers around the world.
On the contrary, the manufacturer, which has been studying electric mobility since the 80s, introduced its first all-electric truck this year, the 16t FL Electric, followed by a second, the 27t FE Electric, which was unveiled at IFAT in May.
The FE Electric is designed for heavier city distribution and refuse transport operations, and the first model was developed together with refuse collection body builder, Faun. The move completes Volvo Group’s competence in the area of electric drivelines. It also follows on from its proven success with Volvo electric buses launched in 2010. Read more
The report, based on polling commissioned from YouGov Galaxy, indicates a 22% decline in the value of unwanted consumer goods in Australia. Gumtree reported 89% of Australians had an average of 25 items worth a total $4200, giving the second-hand economy a value of $34 billion.
That’s a hefty drop from the 2017 edition of the report, which estimated average values of $5400 and a second-hand economy worth $43.5 billion. Read more
Waste and recycling reform is on the move.
The dramas continue for Coles as the supermarket giant has come under fire for its reversal of its decision to stop providing free reusable bags to shoppers.
Under Dean’s 27-year leadership, Veolia has grown from strength to strength with numerous joint ventures and acquisitions under its belt, including Ellwaste Waste & Recycling and ACTQ Septic Services last year. Today, Veolia ANZ employs more than 4000 people across 200 locations and has built its capability across the water, waste, and energy sectors. Read more
Plantic Technologies is a world-leading innovator in bio-plastics, with a track-record of science and industry awards, and international network of corporate customers and distributors, and a growing list of premium quality multinational customers.
With the purchase of an expected 121 million recyclable meat and poultry trays in 2018 from the Australian manufacturer Plantic, Coles aims to use the equivalent of 150 million recycled water bottles to help with the country’s plastic waste problem. Read more
Sodexo in Australia delivers a unique array of over 100 integrated services lines including catering, facilities management, concierge services, security, asset maintenance and hospitality services both on and off shore in the following segments – corporate, healthcare & seniors, education, justice, and energy & resources. Read more