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Recycler tackles aquaculture's waste

Recycler tackles aquaculture’s waste

Envorinex collects waste materials from the aquaculture industry such as salmon pens, black poly pipes used for irrigation, and feedlines, citing Tassal and Petuna Seafoods Tasmania as their main sources of feedstock. “We collect them and bring them to our plant where we shred these materials and melt them down through an extrusion process and …
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Exploring the gold mine that is the Northern Territory

Exploring the gold mine that is the Northern Territory

And now, it appears that the government is taking steps to ensure that it works closely with industry to address the issues in the territory. It has, for one, underwritten the broad costs of Waste, Recycling Industry Association NT’s (WRINT) Northern Territory Waste Management and Resource Recovery Conference that will be held in March and …
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CEFC invests $150M into large-scale solar projects in NSW

CEFC invests $150M into large-scale solar projects in NSW

In a joint statement released by both organisations, it said that Prime Minister Turnbull had called on them both to focus on encouraging the development of these projects to help the country transition to a low-carbon electricity market. During a speech to the National Press Club, Prime Minister Turnbull declared that the key requirements for …
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Waste Opportunist: The coffee catch (c)up

Waste Opportunist: The coffee catch (c)up

In response, the UK has seen an industry-led ‘Paper Cup Manifesto’, promising to deliver single-use cups that take into account end-of-life recycling options, creation of specific collection schemes, and more discussion on how to prevent these cups ending up as litter. Whilst this is admirable, in my experience most industry-led initiatives usually only arise out …
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Better management of climate risks needs higher standard of disclosure: TCFD

Better management of climate risks needs higher standard of disclosure: TCFD

Today, more companies are looking for guidance on how to incorporate climate change into their financial reporting, existing regulatory frameworks, corporate governance and reporting guidelines. Recently, Energetics partnered with the Investor Group on Climate Change to host a briefing in Sydney and Melbourne featuring a presentation by Dr Fiona Wood – a member of the …
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Our climate is changing. Can the waste sector help?

Our climate is changing. Can the waste sector help?

Despite clear and overwhelming evidence that our climate is changing right now, the appetite for action at a political level is diminishing. In Australia, the Climate Council was defunded, the carbon tax abolished, and a general sense seems to be settling in that climate change doesn’t really matter. Globally it’s even worse. Climate change is …
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IKEA achieves zero-waste-to-landfill status in the UK

IKEA achieves zero-waste-to-landfill status in the UK

In the UK and Ireland, IKEA achieved zero waste to landfill and recycled 90.6% of the 33,944 tonnes of waste produced – with 9.4% being used for energy recovery. IKEA aims to produce as much energy from renewable sources as the energy it consumes across all operations worldwide by 2020. According to IKEA’s head of …
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Unilever commits to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

Unilever commits to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

Unilever’s CEO Paul Polman said that the company would ensure that “it is technically possible for its plastic packaging to be reused or recycled, and there are established, proven examples of it being commercially viable for plastics re-processors to recycle the material.” “Our plastic packaging plays a critical role in making our products appealing, safe …
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Legal Eagle: Application of the Eligible Waste Fuels Guidelines explained

Legal Eagle: Application of the Eligible Waste Fuels Guidelines explained

The EfW Policy Statement deals with two types of waste. Firstly, eligible waste fuels and secondly, non-eligible waste fuels. Within the definitions section of the EfW Policy Statement, eligible waste fuels are simply defined as: “Waste or waste-derived materials considered by the EPA to pose a low risk of harm to the environment and human …
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50 going on 100

50 going on 100

In 1966, when scrap dealer Max Sell told Ross Parker, a young electrician working in a steel foundry, that he wanted to hang up his boots and head into retirement, Parker had a plan. First, he decided to buy Sell’s trucks for £2000 – equivalent to some AU$50,000 today – but proposed that Sell stick …
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