Brimbank Council has made a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into recycling and waste management, putting forward its recommendations on how to tackle the current recycling and waste management crisis in Victoria.
The Council of the European Union (EU) has adopted stringent measures proposed by the European Commission to tackle marine litter coming from the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on European beaches.
Infrastructure Victoria will advise the Victorian government on the necessary infrastructure required to improve recycling and resource recovery efforts in the state.
The Packaging Forum has given its support to the New Zealand government’s plans to improve plastic recycling and waste reduction efforts, which was recently announced by New Zealand’s Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage.
The Liberal National Party is set to govern Australia for the next three years, which means the waste industry can expect $100 million to support the manufacturing of lower emissions and energy-efficient recycled content products, and $20m for a new Product Stewardship Investment Fund – based on promises made prior to the election.
The first of two zero emissions collection trucks have commenced household collection operations in Hobson Bay on May 15, as part of a three-month trial to test the new system’s effectiveness.