50m3 of flood debris cleared at Tweed Heads

More than 50 cubic meters of flood debris and a 12-tonne pontoon has been cleared from the sensitive Ukerebagh Nature Reserve at Tweed Heads by NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) flood clean-up crews assisted by rangers from the Tweed Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC), Tweed Aboriginal Co-operative Society Limited and Tweed Shire Council.

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Turmec wins $44 million contract to build C&D waste processing plant in Brisbane

Turmec, an international provider of waste processing and recycling solutions, has announced that it has been awarded a $44 million contract to design, build and install a construction waste processing solution for Rino Recycling at its Pinkenba facility near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The new project will be one of the largest construction and demolition (C&D) waste recovery sites in Australia, designed to achieve market-leading landfill diversion and recovery rates of up to 99 per cent and with a processing capacity of 475 tonnes per hour.

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Myer to trial cosmetics stewardship program

Close the Loop Limited, in conjunction with Myer, is conducting a trial to recycle and reuse cosmetics packaging. Along with guidance from peak industry body, Accord, the trial will research new ways of recycling cosmetics to reduce the estimated 5,000-11,500 tonnes of cosmetic packaging from across the sector that is currently being landfilled. This trial project received grant funding from the Australian Government’s National Product Stewardship Investment Fund. 

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QRT expands by buying up Eagle Farm C&D business

Queensland Recycling Technologies (QRT), a joint venture between Alceon Qld and Brisbane Recycling Consortium (BRC), has purchased the recycling business assets of a “prominent private company” based in Eagle Farm with a view to create a state of the art recycling and resource recovery processing plant on Brisbane CBD’s doorstep.

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