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Having worked for Coca-Cola, Heinz and now McCormick, Dr Michael Okoroafor, has seen his fair share of packaging in an industry that relies heavily on keeping food and beverages safe for consumption.
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CSIRO researchers and start-up, Goterra, have been testing the ideal combination of conditions that will encourage flies to mate, to then use this knowledge to increase the number of insects that can eat through food waste.
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The 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit report tackles some of the waste industry’s major challenges by pushing for solutions such as adopting new technology and boosting the uptake of a circular economy.
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A major court ruling, handed down on August 2, 2019, will impact on recyclers in NSW, particularly those dealing with construction and demolition (C&D) waste, those that may have exposure to asbestos risks, and all parties dealing with resource recovery exemptions – including consumers and transporters.
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Compostable packaging has held a good reputation in consumers’ minds as war on waste supporters battle their way through single-use plastic packaging and materials that are proving detrimental to the environment.
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Australian state governments and the Federal government have agreed to develop a timetable to ban the export of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres, as Southeast Asian countries continue to crack down on waste imports.
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This story was contributed by Pete Shmigel – the CEO of the Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR).
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The Waste and Resource Recovery (WARR) Awards, a collaborative awards program between Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) and Inside Waste, are returning for 2019.
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Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environment Management, Trevor Evans, speaks to Inside Waste about the Federal government’s role in the future of Australia’s waste industry.
Australia’s first waste minister vows to improve the waste sector by holding companies in the industry to account, while also improving Federal leadership with support and funding to programs such as a national battery stewardship scheme.
Amid “a lot of confusion” in the Energy from Waste (EfW) sector, Arup resource and waste management lead, Shaun Rainford, said the public needs greater access to facts about EfW’s success and challenges, which people now have.