Brisbane City Council has launched a new free food waste recycling service pilot.
Queensland’s Palaszczuk Government has begun public consultation on the establishment of an independent environmental regulator in Queensland. It was part of the government’s election commitment when it was reelected in 2020.
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.
Remondis Aqua has debuted in the Australian market, securing Queensland contracts with rail logistics giant Aurizon and Gladstone Regional Council.
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.