WA gets serious about its Plastics Plan

Overwhelming community support of 98 per cent in favour of action to reduce the impacts of single-use plastics, has resulted in the release of WA’s Plan for Plastics. According to the government, the plan’s approach encourages avoidance of single-use plastics as the preferred action to mitigate the known impacts of single-use plastics on the environment …
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Container deposit schemes are creating new opportunities for kerbside recycling

Container deposit schemes (CDS) are reducing the number of eligible containers in our existing kerbside recycling bins and creating new opportunities for recycling through the nation’s yellow lid recycling bins. Before CDS, eligible containers represented about 50 per cent of the volume of most kerbside bins in Australia. As more containers are recovered through reverse …
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EOI process reveals underdeveloped downstream circular economy

Stage 1 of the Circular Greater Bendigo EOI process has been completed, however the exercise has raised issues around the efficacy of proposed solutions. The Council told Inside Waste that respondents have been notified of the outcomes and next steps. “We had 40 EOI submissions resulting in moving 22 EOIs forward to the co-design stage. …
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