As COVID medical waste emerges as a growing issue, a Victorian manufacturer has risen to the challenge of making personal protective equipment (PPE), which until now was only available from overseas.
A drive by the Victorian Government to inspire a new generation of women on councils has been backed by social impact marketing firm Ellis Jones with a $50,000 grant to encourage and support more women to stand for election.
The WARR industry was one of the first to pivot to digital communications when disrupted by COVID-19 and they weren’t alone. A recent study shows that 97 per cent of decision makers believe COVID-19 accelerated their company’s digital transformation efforts.
Households are wasting less food in the COVID-19 shutdown and these good habits are set to continue, according to a new study Love Food Hate Waste by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has kicked off a social media campaign and content hub that provides Australians with essential messages and tips on how to save money by reducing their food waste.
The reaction to the creation of the Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) from the heads of the WARR associations that lobby the government have ranged from ‘pleasing’, to a ‘massive milestone,’ and ‘fantastic’.
Nominations for the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association (WMRR) state branch committee presidents and vice- presidents have opened. Existing two-year terms have expired, enabling all WMRR financial members, with the exception of student members, to now nominate.
The National Waste Action Plan was agreed by Federal, State and Local governments in 2019 with the following targets:
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.
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.