Community groups, councils, Regional Waste Groups, and businesses across NSW can now access $2 million in grants to help clean-up and prevent rubbish in their local area, Environment Protection Authority Engagement, Education and Programs executive director Liesbet Spanjaard announced today.
Old solar panels and battery storage systems are being given a second life due to funding from the NSW Government that will boost the state’s capacity to manage solar system waste.
The Australian and New South Wales Governments have announced 22 new recycling projects across metropolitan and regional NSW as part of a $600 million national rollout of recycling infrastructure.
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.