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.
A new app has been launched in ACT to make the territory’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) more accessible to businesses and residents.
The ACT government is cracking down on littering and illegal dumping with new laws, which passed in the Legislative Assembly in late October.
A Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics discussion paper has been released by the ACT government after thousands of people and organisations showed support for removing problematic single-use plastics from the state.
The ACT government has appointed LGI Limited to help reduce the amount of greenhouse gas from landfill.