The South Australian state government have released a discussion paper with considerations for a state-wide ban on single-use plastic products like straws, coffee cups and cutlery, according to a report on SBS News.
The ‘Right to Repair’ legislation currently being considered in Europe and in some US states are intended to reduce volumes of waste and push manufacturers to make dependable products that are easier to maintain.
Offences for supplying banned plastic bags in Western Australia have come into effect since the January 1, 2019, according to the Queensland state government.
Bingo Industries has offered to divest its eastern Sydney waste processing plant in Banksmeadow to address antitrust concerns related to the waste management firm’s proposed $578 million acquisition of Dial-a-Dump.
The administrator for RCR Tomlinson has found a buyer for its energy division as it continues to reorganise the engineering group and pay off its debt, with Environmental Group Limited (EGL) agreeing to acquire the assets of RCR Energy Services.
The Queensland state government has announced that its Container Refund Scheme has passed the 100 million returned containers mark.
According to Bioenergy Australia, there are alarming reports continue to emerge regarding Australia’s low emergency fuel reserves and how it makes us “vulnerable” and creates a critical national security issue.
The Victorian government has asked WorkSafe to review whether tougher penalties are needed to crackdown on people illegally storing chemicals, after the discovery of several stockpiles in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, according to a report on ABC News.
Veolia Australia and New Zealand has completed a buyout of its joint venture with Cleanaway Waste Management, acquiring full ownership of Western Resource Recovery and Total Waste Management.
The EU Council and EU Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on a new directive setting restrictions on certain single-use plastic products. The proposal under discussion is part of the EU’s plastic strategy.