Queensland has charged its youngest citizens to help lead the charge against FOGO waste with $500,000 in funding from the Palaszczuk Government to help state schools tackle food and garden rubbish generated in the schoolyard.
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.
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.
Queensland’s youngest citizens will help lead the charge against organic waste with $500,000 in funding from the Queensland Government to help state schools tackle food and garden rubbish generated in the schoolyard.
Queensland has given a swathe of single-use plastics the flick, as its latest ban took effect on September 1. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the ban would help reduce single-use plastic pollution by 20 per cent over the next two years.
The WRIQ is inviting its members and non-members to attend a WRIQ Business Breakfast at the Brookwater Golf Club, Ipswich. This business breakfast comes at an important time for the industry to come together on the back of a spike in consultation and engagement from the Department on Organics, Composting, Waste to Energy and other government priorities.
The Queensland Government has is putting $1 million towards helping local governments upgrade their landfill infrastructure.
Waste Recycling Industry Association of Queensland (WRIQ) is working with industry partners to launch a program to build the capabilities and capacity of new recruits to the industry and waste educators. The aim is to enable the educators to consistently and effectively deliver waste education and litter reduction initiatives in schools, local communities, public places, apartment buildings and sporting grounds.
Recycling company, Bio-recycle Australia Pty Ltd, has been fined $300,000 for receiving and disposing of more waste than it was authorised to over a three-year period.