A Sunshine Coast-based company is collecting used shampoo containers to make prosthetic arms for children, which has the Queensland government urging more businesses to support the reuse of products.
Queensland’s new Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy, focusses on a circular economy and significant waste reductions that have been set out until 2050.
Monday, July 1, marks the re-introduction of a waste levy in Queensland, which Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) is in favour of.
Research into Australia’s first sustainable food city south of Brisbane is underway to help create a digitally-enabled community compost system and small-scale food production businesses.
Now almost 10 years in, she has the confidence to refer to herself as managing director and is slowly leading the charge of women into the traditionally male-dominated industry.
“When I started I was definitely an outsider, I’d never worn steel cap boots and the last time I’d worn fluoro orange was as a kid in the eighties,” Price said. Read more
The proposed local law is intended to replace Chapter 5A: Waste Management by Local Governments of the Environmental Protection Regulations 2008 and section 7 in Part 2A of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulation 2011. Both are scheduled to expire on July 1.
The City of Gold Coast has said that its proposed Local Law 20, which was open for submissions till last week, would protect public health and amenity related to waste management by: Read more