Printed paper waste has been excluded from the COAG Waste Export Ban until 2024, following a zoom meeting led by printing industry group The Real Media Collective (TRMC) and the Minister of Waste Reduction, Trevor Evans this week.
An initiative by Ecoactiv and PonyUp for Good is encouraging households to recycle their appliances and IT devices which, in turn will activate five meals to be distributed by national food rescue organisation, SecondBite.
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.
Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci has responded to customer demands to replace its new recycled brown paper shopping bags with ones made in Australia.
The Hunter Joint Organisation (HJO) backed by funding from the NSW state government, is transitioning the Hunter Central Coast region to a circular economy. The HJO is a collaborative body bringing together the ten councils in the region to provide a united and local voice for its communities.
A new venture formed from Energy Estate and InfraCo to develop and build tyre recycling plants in Australia and New Zealand will use the two technologies of Vertech/RubberJet Valley tyre disintegration and Tyromer rubber devulcanisation. However, the Australian Tyre Recycling Association (ATRA) is doubtful of the efficacy of the business model.
Australians send an average 23kgs of textiles to landfill per person, each year, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). More than 500,000 tonnes (or 88 per cent) of leather and textiles were sent to landfill in 2009-10 as these waste types are considered to be too costly or difficult to recover. Read more
In a bid to combat the economic downturn brought about by COVID-19, NSW Minister for Planning and Public spaces, Rob Stokes, has revealed the government’s Planning System Acceleration Program.
How on earth are organics connected to a COVID-19 recovery plan you ask?
COVID recovery is all about investment and job creation in industries that add value and insulate Australia from international shocks.
There is undoubtedly a connection between the recent catastrophic fire season and increasing global warming leading to climate change.
And we might feel powerless as individuals to do anything about it. But one thing we can do as individuals, households, local councils, state governments and federal governments is address food waste in landfill. Why and how does this relate to climate change?