Reducing litter and the use of single-use plastics is proving successful with education programs at a state government level. Read more
With tertiary studies in sociology, statistics and evaluation, and over 10 years’ research experience, Jenni Downes is working hard in leading the UTS’ Institute for Sustainable Futures’ efforts towards improving municipal household waste and recovery outcomes.
Trevor Evans has been named Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management, which is a new role created under the Liberal Coalition government. Read more
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.
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.
Limited use of technology in the waste industry is preventing the collection of specific, real-time data, according to a preliminary survey conducted by Arcadis. Read more
Australian entrepreneur Rikki Gilbey, founder of ethical bodysurfing brand WAW Handplanes, is turning the tide on plastic waste with the launching of its bodysurfing hand-plane, which is made from 100 per cent post-consumer recycled plastics commonly found on the beach, including bottle caps, single-use cutlery and trays.
ABC’s Gardening Australia host, Costa Georgiadis, summed up the challenges in the waste industry as an “incredible 12 months”, due in part to the enforcement of the China National Sword Policy.
A study conducted by Flinders University will find out how many microplastics are swimming in waters at South Australian beaches.
With less than a week to go until the 2019 Federal election, the three major parties have proposed new schemes that will boost capabilities in the waste sector.