Willie van Niekerk doesn’t consider himself an environmentalist, but he loves the outdoors, and more importantly he loves a clean outdoors.
Construction is now underway on a world-class recycling facility in Albury-Wodonga that will see the equivalent of around 1 billion PET plastic bottles recycled each year.
The Tasmanian Government has revealed its preferred model for a container refund scheme, which would see a 10 cent refund on recycled drink containers and the government tendering for the collection network.
A joint investment of $70 million from Federal and State Governments is expected to drive a $174 million recycling boom in Western Australia.
UK-based start-up Lasso Loop Recycling is working on a machine that collects, cleans and sorts garbage for recycling, that resembles an everyday kitchen appliance.
A project to turn food waste into biodegradable cling wrap and another using AI to sort plastic recycling are being funded by Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) initiative.
Due to the strong interest in submitting abstracts for presenting at the Waste 2021 Conference, the deadline has been extended until 5pm, Monday January 11.
Late last month, the federal government unveiled a new $4 million body with the sole focus of reducing the nation’s food waste. It describes this as a crucial step in its mission to halve the millions of tonnes of food that ends up in landfill every year by 2030.
Dr Cathy Wilkinson has left her role as Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA), after overseeing its transformation into a modern regulator over the past two years.