The Minister for Waste and Assistant Minister for the Environment, Trevor Evans described the Tyremil site in Queensland as a “ticking time bomb” and called on the Queensland government to shut it down.
The Waste Recycling Industry Association of Queensland (WRIQ) has released its plan for a thriving, safe, smart, and sustainable sector ahead of the Queensland elections in late October.
The Waste Recycling Industry Queensland (WRIQ) has proposed a package of work to tackle high-risk stockpiling activities which has been endorsed by the minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Leeanne Enoch.
BHP will supply used earth moving tyres from all seven BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMC) and BHP Mitsui Coal (BMC) sites to Novum for conversion into heavy and light oils, carbon black, syngas and steel. It will take place at a processing plant that is being built in Nebo in the Isaac region of Queensland.
Queensland has followed South Australia in putting a proposal before parliament to ban single-use plastic items.
Australian Tyre Processors (ATP) has match funded a grant from Queensland Resource Recovery Industry Development Program (RRIDP) resulting in $1.6m invested into the company’s new tyre processing plant.
Brisbane City Council is cancelling its kerbside pick-up for the next two years as it redirects funds to help residents and businesses through COVID recovery.
The release of the Queensland government’s Energy from Waste (EfW) policy has been described as sensible and well considered as well as providing clarity on how EfW can play a key role within the WARR industry.
The July 1 2020 waste levy increase has been deferred by the Queensland government for six months due to the impact of COVID-19 on businesses operating within the WARR industry.
Mt Isa Council has launched a community survey to gain clarity about local residents’ interest in a recycling bin service being established in the city.