Queensland’s approach to address First Nations’ waste challenges

Queensland’s Respecting Country, A Sustainable Waste Strategy for First Nations Communities, provides a framework for 17 First Nations councils to transition to improved waste practices. The Queensland Government is the first and only state in Australia to develop a specific waste strategy for First Nations councils and communities, acknowledging that existing state strategies continue to …

Lack of trust in how QLD govt spends levy monies

A lack of trust is just one issue that Queensland state government has when it comes to dividing up monies it collects from landfill levies. Millions of dollars from the State Government’s waste management fund could flow back into communities through a proposed new government scheme as a major stakeholder demands action from ministers.

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Maroochydore system first for Australian CBD

When the Sunshine Coast Council in Queensland decided to make the town of Maroochydore the main centre of the region, it offered up an opportunity to build a CBD with smart technology. One of the key infrastructure outcomes was an underground automated waste collection system, which was developed in Sweden in 1966. According to the …

Big W hits back at Boomerang Alliance accusation

In what environmental watchdog group the Boomerang Alliance has called a “shocking exercise of corporate irresponsibility”, BIG W has continued to sell what the Alliance alleges are banned single-use plastics in Queensland. Boomerang has accused the giant retailer of green-washing “previous one-off items as ‘’reusable’’, when the clear intent of the law is to remove them from supermarket shelves – to be replaced with genuinely reusable items,” said Boomerang Alliance campaign manager Tony Hutcheon.

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QRT expands by buying up Eagle Farm C&D business

Queensland Recycling Technologies (QRT), a joint venture between Alceon Qld and Brisbane Recycling Consortium (BRC), has purchased the recycling business assets of a “prominent private company” based in Eagle Farm with a view to create a state of the art recycling and resource recovery processing plant on Brisbane CBD’s doorstep.

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