Recently, the NSW government introduced into Parliament a Bill to amend the Protection of the Environment Operations (POEO) Act, in order to substantially beef up provisions relating to asbestos waste.
With Queensland becoming the latest state to introduce 10c Container Refunds, scheme architect and Queensland environment expert Toby Hutcheon spoke to Inside Waste about the scheme’s introduction and what it could mean for the state moving forward.
Reports have been coming across Inside Waste’s desk today about the sudden resignation of the NSW EPA’s Anissa Levy, who only joined the organisation as acting chair and CEO on March this year.
Dame Ellen MacArthur was recently awarded the Albert I Great Medal for her commitment and work towards keeping plastics out of the ocean.
Industry leaders spanning the waste and recycling, packaging and sustainability sectors have been appointed as directors to the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Board.
According to news reports, NSW is turning off its last few sewage pipes that discharge untreated wastewater into the sea near iconic Bondi Beach, following warnings that the waste outfalls posed significant health risks.
The City of Cockburn has been shortlisted in two categories at the 2018 Infinity Awards for its successful approach to waste reduction and recycling.
According to supermarket giant Woolworths, its ban on single-use plastic bags has cut its plastic bag waste by 600 million in just three months, which means they are likely to cut its annual single-use plastic bag waste by about 2.4 billion.
To celebrate international World Sight Day, Bausch + Lomb will double all donations raised between October 11 and December 11 in the Bausch + Lomb Recycling Program, a national free recycling program operated in partnership with recycling pioneers, TerraCycle.
Ahead of the Victorian state election in November, the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) has outlined its key waste and resource recovery policy priorities for the attention of all political parties campaigning in this year’s election.