Results from the May 2021 Get the Site Right inspection blitz show that more work is needed to educate builders and renovators on the importance of essential erosion and sediment controls to prevent runoff from their building sites entering our waterways.
Due to the evolving situation in relation to the recent COVID-19 outbreak and health advice, Quest Events has postponed the event initially scheduled for 20-22 July to 19-21 October. Please be assured that the health and safety of our attendees, speakers and staff are of the utmost importance to us and we will continue to monitor governmental regulations and advice regarding the running of live events accordingly.
Earlier this month, the NSW WCRA held its annual update and dinner at Kirribilli, with a range of speakers and topics covered. This included Nestlé’s Margaret Stewart talking about the future of soft plastics, NSW’s EPA CEO Tracy Mackey covering off on the latest regulatory and waste management issues, the NSW WRCA’s Tony Khoury talked about the importance of laws and regulations, while others talked of the improvements needed in certain sectors.
WWF-Australia and the Boomerang Alliance have welcomed a long-awaited plan to ban harmful single-use plastic items in NSW and called on the state government to introduce legislation this year.
The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of a $356 million investment to support the phase out of single-use plastics and the rollout of a uniform approach to food waste reduction across the state.
Australian start up switch2 Engineering has developed a technology that can convert brewery wastewater into hydrogen, a clean burning fuel. By doing so, breweries are able to repurpose the hydrogen as a fuel for heating, transportation and electricity. Using this technology, breweries can not only save costs on utility bills, but do so sustainably, according to the founders.
Australian start-up Seabin Project is partnering with Coca-Cola Australia to tackle marine pollution in Sydney Harbour, through its world-first Smarter Cities – Cleaner Oceans Sydney Pilot.
BINGO has taken remedies to fix an odour issue at its Eastern Creek landfill facility after complaints from surrounding residents. As soon as the company became aware of the issue, it took several immediate actions, which consisted of: Read more
NSW councils need to be more consistent in their pricing and will be regulated to do so, according to Gerard O’Dea, principal analyst for IPART NSW.
The bill to clean up for land that NSW Ministry for Transport and Roads bought from a property developer at Camellia for the Parramatta Light Rail project has more than doubled.