Funding to improve the recycling of kerbside waste is now available for NSW councils and the alternative waste treatment (AWT) industry. The investment is part of the NSW Government’s $24 million AWT transition package to help councils and industry achieve better food and organics waste separation and innovate in how they recycle.
For Veolia Australia and New Zealand landfill engineer Fangzhou Du, colloquially known as “Ark”, a love of the environment has run through his blood for decades.
As the illegal dumping of household goods increases under COVID restrictions, the New South Wales Government is encouraging councils, public land managers and community groups to apply for grants to tackle the problem in their local area. Councils have until July 17 to apply for the grants which are a part of the NSW Combating Illegal Dumping Clean-up and Prevention program.
A product range made from recycled textiles including donations to Vinnies Shops unable to be sold on the shop floor, are being offered under the re/CYCLE brand.
The Hunter Joint Organisation (HJO) backed by funding from the NSW state government, is transitioning the Hunter Central Coast region to a circular economy. The HJO is a collaborative body bringing together the ten councils in the region to provide a united and local voice for its communities.
New South Wales councils and the alternative waste treatment (AWT) industry are now able to apply for NSW Government funding to improve kerbside waste recycling.
Industry advocate, MRA Consulting managing director Mike Ritchie, has called on NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean (pictured) to act soon to give the state strategic clarity on waste reform.
New South Wales councils are seeing extraordinary increases in kerbside clean-up bookings while members of the public are being asked to report illegal dumping in their communities.
Despite the constraints of COVID-19, more than 10,000 residents of New South Wales along with Australia’s leading resource recovery bodies and councils have made submissions to the NSW 20 Year Waste Strategy.
Randwick Council’s website ‘Our Beach Pollution Ends Here’, which encourages residents to ‘adopt’ a drain in a bid to raise awareness and reduce stormwater pollution of Sydney’s beaches, has been nominated for a Webby Award, one of internet’s most prestigious awards.