An advisory group, tasked with providing direction on waste policy and legislation, has been set up as part of the McGowan government’s continued push to improve Western Australia’s recycling and waste management.
The McGowan government has bolstered its support of Western Australia’s waste and recycling sector with a $1.4 million investment into local infrastructure and programs.
Labor’s recently announced waste minimisation policy is rocket fuel for Australia’s domestic recycling, its industry and millions of Australians who strongly support recycling, according to the Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR).
The National Waste Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) welcomes the new waste and recycling policies offered by Labor leader Bill Shorten and Shadow Minister Tony Bourke, but also calls for bipartisan approach to advancing the industry.
A pioneering new ‘trash rack’ in Lake Macquarie is trapping plastic bottles and bags, aluminium cans and other waste before it hits our waterways.
Reports confirm that the environment watchdog of Australia has banned another recycling company based in Coolaroo, Phoenix Environmental Group in Melbourne’s north, from accepting waste owing to concerns that stockpiling waste could catch fire and contaminate waterways.
The Australian Labor Party has proposed a nationwide ban on single-use plastic bags to be implemented from 2021. The move is part of a larger proposal to reduce waste and protect wildlife, which would see $290 million spent on recycling initiatives.
Local Government NSW (LGNSW) has welcomed Federal Labor’s pledge to introduce a six-year, $60 million National Recycling Fund as part of a bigger plan to help resolve the nation’s recycling crisis.
Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives, as well as cotton buds will be banned in the European Union (EU) by 2021, following a vote by EU lawmakers, as the bloc pushes manufacturers to step up their recycling efforts.
SMEC is proud to partner with Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) and Fulton Hogan within a collaborative and collocated delivery team to provide brownfield treatment plant renewals and upgrades at QUU’s six major urban and coastal Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), including Luggage Point STP, Sandgate STP, Gibson Island STP, Oxley STP, Wynnum STP and Fairfield STP.