The Australian government and the country’s business leaders came together yesterday to support industry leadership in packaging waste reduction and improving recycling in Australia.
Lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes has called on the state government to implement a parliamentary committee report, which would return millions of dollars of waste levy funds to Newcastle, according to a report by Fairfax Media.
TOMRA Sorting Recycling has published an e-book, which looks at the commercial and regulatory pressures on de-inking, as well as recycling paper and cardboard.
The new online publication addresses the intensifying commercial and regulatory pressures for higher recovery rates of de-inked pulp and the fact that meeting these demands will require new technical solutions. This is because the supply of de-inked and recycled paper is already insufficient to meet demand, and that demand is growing.
HP and Planet Ark have unveiled the Beast – a 200kg monster installation made up of 2,400 recycled plastic bottles at East Circular Quay in Sydney – to help Australians face up to the plastic pollution crisis and the real and growing threat it presents to our precious ocean and marine life.
The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) today welcomes the announcement of Remondis Australia’s intention to build a $400 million waste-to-energy facility in Queensland.
Rabobank is launching its Food Loss Challenge Asia initiative, which encourages start-ups to present their technology-based solutions to reduce food loss in the region. The initiative aims to address these issues and facilitate discussions between solution providers, food and agriculture corporates, and smallholder farmers.
Now that the finalists for this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards have been announced, the Award’s online competition People’s Choice has just been launched.