Printed paper waste has been excluded from the COAG Waste Export Ban until 2024, following a zoom meeting led by printing industry group The Real Media Collective (TRMC) and the Minister of Waste Reduction, Trevor Evans this week.
A report on the causes of food waste in Australia has attributed $3.8 billion in wasted food to “breaks and deficiencies in the cold food chain.”
The release of the Queensland government’s Energy from Waste (EfW) policy has been described as sensible and well considered as well as providing clarity on how EfW can play a key role within the WARR industry.
The Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN), the body behind the annual Waste To Energy Forum which was held in late February this year in Ballarat is calling for a national standard to move the waste-to-energy sector forward.
After months of uncertainty and many weeks of Zoom webinars, it appears that the industry will connect again face-to-face at the South Australian Waste and Resource Recovery (WARR) Conference in October 28 and 29.
The July 1 2020 waste levy increase has been deferred by the Queensland government for six months due to the impact of COVID-19 on businesses operating within the WARR industry.
More than 12 million tonnes of our 21.7 million tonnes of landfilled waste is organic. Of that, close to seven million tonnes is food waste and garden organics.
Industry advocate, MRA Consulting managing director Mike Ritchie, has called on NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean (pictured) to act soon to give the state strategic clarity on waste reform.
Despite the constraints of COVID-19, more than 10,000 residents of New South Wales along with Australia’s leading resource recovery bodies and councils have made submissions to the NSW 20 Year Waste Strategy.