Experts in asbestos removal are calling for a state or national register or business tax breaks to dispose of hazardous material properly, in order to halt a worsening illegal dumping problem in Victoria.
From today, the aisles of more than 2,500 Coles supermarkets, Express and Liquor stores around the country will be transformed, with single-use plastic tableware now off the shelf. The move will divert 1.5 million kilograms worth of single-use plastic from landfill each year. Read more
Passing of Environmental Justice (EJ) laws in the United States such as New Jersey’s recent Bill S232 brings increased oversight on existing industrial facilities in locations identified as “overburdened communities”. It’s expected that similar laws may appear in other countries in the near future, including Australia.
NSW’s non-existent policy and problematic regulatory approach towards material management is resulting in a haemorrhaging of investment from the state, the NSW Parliamentary planning and environment committee was told this week.
For those who missed it, below is the recording of the Resource Recovery and Diversion from Landfill for the Demolition Industry webinar.
The waste and resource recovery sector will benefit from new funding announced in this week’s federal budget for 2021-22.
A virtual meeting of National Environment Ministers has focussed on national environmental priorities including: the implementation of the National Waste Policy Action Plan; climate adaptation and resilience, bushfire recovery and resilience; and, progress on environmental regulation and reform.