Australia’s national science agency the CSIRO has developed a smelting process to produce soluble phosphate for fertiliser from low-value ores, which will eliminate hazardous waste and makes production more economically and environmentally sustainable.
SKM Recycling has been ordered by the Victorian EPA to stop accepting waste at two of its sites – Coolaroo and Laverton, amid concerns that stockpiled plastic has become a fire hazard, according to The Age.
Queensland is now one step closer to transitioning to a zero-waste future with the passing of the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 in Queensland parliament.
Tellus Holdings announced that contractors have mobilised to site and broken ground on the Stage 1 enabling works for its Sandy Ridge project, located within the Goldfields Region of WA, after receiving Australia government approvals and being now fully funded.
The New Zealand government is currently working through recommendations made by the National Resource Recovery Taskforce in a bid to find solutions to the issues faced by the country’s recycling industry, in light of changes to international trade policies relating to waste.
EPA Victoria recently issued a $8,060 fine over non-compliant stockpiling of recyclable waste in the north-west of Geelong and said this case should serve as a warning to other waste management companies across the state to do the right thing.
The WA government has released the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030, which aims to guide the state in its transition towards a more sustainable, low-waste circular economy.
According to the organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, all medals for the Summer Games will be manufactured from recycled metal extracted from electronic waste.
According to a report on ABC News, Australian Paper said it will proceed with its plan to use kerbside rubbish to help power its Maryvale paper mill after completing the project’s feasibility study.
GR Engineering Services have been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for Tellus Holdings’ Sandy Ridge waste facility, located 140km northwest of Kalgoorlie.