A new waste management and resource recovery strategy developed by the Queensland government will be underpinned by a new waste levy commencing on July 1, 2019. The change to a risk-based approach to managing waste was triggered after a review of existing waste regulations.
The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) applauds Hobart City Council for being proactive in its quest to phase out single-use plastics by voting in favour of a ban by 2020 with the passing of the single-use plastics by-law.
The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) have welcomed a recent passage of legislation, which would enable a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) to be introduced in Western Australia, acknowledging that the scheme has the potential to deliver huge environmental and social benefits to the state.
SKM Recycling’s Laverton North recycling plant will now resume accepting materials after Victoria’s environment watchdog announced that the site had now met the conditions of a notice, which saw the plant shut down over concerns about stockpiles posing a fire hazard.
The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) and national recycling campaign group Boomerang Alliance have released their five priority actions the next Commonwealth government needs to implement to solve Australia’s waste and recycling crisis.
The Andrews Labor government has waived the landfill levy to help Victorians in the east recover from the recent bushfires.
Victoria’s recycling system will be the subject of a parliamentary inquiry in a bid to propose solutions to the struggling recycling sector as many councils continue sending waste from kerbside collections to landfill after waste processing company SKM Services was banned from accepting more recyclables at several of its sites.
Premier of Western Australia Mark McGowan and Federal minister for the environment Melissa Price have marked the commencement of construction of Australia’s first thermal waste-to-energy facility at a sod turning ceremony on the facility’s site at Kwinana.
A year after the introduction of China’s National Sword Policy, the Indian government have announced that it will ban the import of scrap plastic into the country, which industry believes will threaten to further disrupt the global recycling industry.
At today’s Local Government NSW’s (LGNSW) Save Our Recycling Election Summit, Gayle Sloan, Waste Management and Resource Recovery (WMRR) Association CEO, reiterated the importance of building a strong, sustainable and resilient NSW waste and resource recovery sector in order to future-proof the state’s economy, protect communities and the environment, while also creating jobs for NSW.