Organic waste should not get preference in landfills

Sam Bateman has been a champion of the waste industry for as long as I have been in the sector (over 30 years). In that time, including in his latest article in Inside Waste, he has argued strenuously for the role of landfill in an integrated waste management system. On that we agree. We would …
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Putting masks into roads, not on them

Disposable face masks could be recycled to make roads, in a circular economy solution to pandemic-generated waste, according to researchers from RMIT University. Their study shows that using the recycled face mask material to make just one kilometre of a two-lane road would use up about 3 million masks, preventing 93 tonnes of waste from …
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Waste in 2021- the year ahead

2020 was the year of Covid. It was a weird year and 2021 looks like it will still be weird. But waste is waste, it does not stop and neither do we. Things are changing quickly so here is what will shape the months to come: 1. Commonwealth export ban on glass and plastic coming …
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Cleanaway’s Bansal leaves

After five years and a tulmultuous 2020, Cleanaway Waste Management CEO and managing director Vik Bansal is leaving the company. According to a statement by Cleanaway to the ASX, the board and Bansal have been discussing succession planning for some time. The company said that Bansal had the opportunity to reflect on his future priorities …
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