The Boomerang Alliance of 53 national, state and local NGOs has welcomed the passage of the ACT Plastics Reduction Bill 2020 that bans certain single-use plastics from use in the ACT.
Access Recycling’s proposal to upgrade its scrap metal operation in Fyshwick has been approved by the ACT Planning Authority.
The ACT Government introduced the Plastic Reduction Bill in the Legislative Assembly on December 2, 2021. Debate and passage of the Bill is expected to occur early next year with the Bill drafted to commence on July 1 2021.
The Boomerang Alliance has welcomed the accelerating push across Australia to ban certain single-use polluting plastics with a new law introduced by the ACT Government today. The ban follows the recent South Australian law on these products, with Queensland and Western Australia planning to act next.
The Work, Health & Safety Group of the Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) has agreed that there is a compelling need to educate the public about the safety issues around the heavy collection vehicles.
The ACT Government will transition the phase out of certain single-use plastic following the recent tabling of the exposure draft of the Plastic Reduction Bill 2020.
The momentum of investment into the WARR industry continues to grow with a partnership between the Federal and ACT Governments to provide $21 million from the Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) to the ACT MRF. The project will improve separation and process recycling streams such as paper, glass and plastic.
Dr Sophie Lewis is the new ACT commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment replacing the interim commissioner, Dr Margaret Kitchin.She was the 2019 ACT Scientist of the Year in recognition of her research on climate extremes and their specific relevance to Canberra.
The ACT Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) is temporarily storing paper and cardboard to manage the impacts of the bushfire crisis in NSW.
A phase out of single‑use plastics in the ACT will begin in 2020 with single-use plastic cutlery, plastic stirrers and plastic fruit and vegetable barrier bags on the chopping block.