The schedule of priority projects for the 2020/21 financial year for the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) was launched last week on the weekly APCO Community Webinar.
Professor Kate Auty will assume the role of chair of the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) from July 1 for a five-year period, following an announcement yesterday by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio.
The House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources’ inquiry into innovative solutions in Australia’s waste management and recycling industries resumed last week. Appearances were made by National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) CEO Rose Reid and Veolia Australia & New Zealand CEO & managing director Danny Conlon.
Philip Helberg will become Western Australia’s new Infrastructure WA CEO. He was formerly Department of Finance deputy director general and replaces Lance Glare who had been acting CEO since August 2019.
The Future Business Council (FBC) is closing and the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD) will become home to the FBC alumni network and contacts.
Australia’s export ban on waste glass will now commence on January 1, 2021 and not the date of July 1 this year, as previously scheduled.
Industry advocate, MRA Consulting managing director Mike Ritchie, has called on NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean (pictured) to act soon to give the state strategic clarity on waste reform.
Randwick Council’s website ‘Our Beach Pollution Ends Here’, which encourages residents to ‘adopt’ a drain in a bid to raise awareness and reduce stormwater pollution of Sydney’s beaches, has been nominated for a Webby Award, one of internet’s most prestigious awards.
Dr Sophie Lewis is the new ACT commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment replacing the interim commissioner, Dr Margaret Kitchin.She was the 2019 ACT Scientist of the Year in recognition of her research on climate extremes and their specific relevance to Canberra.
The Waste 2020 webinar series kicked off yesterday, May 6 with more than seventy participants. The weekly event (which this year replaces the Coffs Harbour conference) will cover topics pulled from the conference program.