Landmark waste legislation passes with no mandate for plastic

Unprecedented waste and recycling laws that cement Australia’s seven national targets for waste by 2030 were passed this week, however an amendment by the Greens to reduce single-use plastics or meet plastic packaging recycling targets wasn’t included. The amendment was lost by a single vote disappointing the WARR industry which, along with the Labor Party, …
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Why we should have a national landfill levy

  Australians want to take care of the environment, both locally and globally. That means preserving remaining natural habitat and reversing climate change. There are few that now quibble with protecting koala habitat or expanding renewables. When it comes to waste, we have set a national resource recovery target of 80 per cent by 2030. …
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Study indicates a sustainable led COVID recovery

The iugis’ Sustainable Re-set report reveals the nation expects more from governments when it comes to issues like fighting food waste. The study, undertaken by YouGov, surveyed both consumers and small business owners about their attitudes to sustainability and food waste. It revealed the majority (75 per cent of consumers and 64 per cent of SMB …
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Translating waste tech from laboratory to local manufacturing

Founded in 2008 by Professor Veena Sahajwalla, the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) at the University of New South Wales, collaborates with industry, global research partners, not-for-profits, and governments to develop innovative environmental solutions for some of the world’s largest waste challenges.

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When is waste ‘waste’?

How many times have you heard: “I wish we could stop thinking of waste as ‘waste’ and start thinking of it as a resource”. While I support the sentiment, I dislike the phrase and particularly the word ‘wish’ because it implies that if we only think differently about waste then things will change for the …
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