The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has kicked off a social media campaign and content hub that provides Australians with essential messages and tips on how to save money by reducing their food waste.
A Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence (CoE) is being established as part of the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund. It follows the Product Stewardship review announced last week.
Coles supermarkets and sustainability partner REDcycle have diverted more than 1 billion pieces of soft plastics from landfill.
A new Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub will focus on reducing landfill waste and transforming reclaimed waste into new materials for use in construction and other manufacturing sectors.
Proposed changes to product stewardship legislation are being released today in the first round of grants from the federal government’s new $20 million Product Stewardship Investment Fund. It is designed to ensure manufacturers, retailers and industry groups take greater responsibility for the entire lifecycle of the products they produce and sell.
The reaction to the creation of the Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) from the heads of the WARR associations that lobby the government have ranged from ‘pleasing’, to a ‘massive milestone,’ and ‘fantastic’.
While the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) said it’s pleased with the government’s commitment of significant new funds to the industry, CEO Gayle Sloan said that several other elements had to be driven now, and “driven at high throttle too”.
The Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) created by the federal government and shored up with $190 million is geared to generate another $600 million of industry recycling investment and drive a billion-dollar transformation of Australia’s waste and recycling capacity.
The WARR industry and state and territory governments have until July 31 to submit collaborative project proposals to the federal government for a national solution for local mixed-paper recycling.
Nominations for the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association (WMRR) state branch committee presidents and vice- presidents have opened. Existing two-year terms have expired, enabling all WMRR financial members, with the exception of student members, to now nominate.