Offences for Western Australia’s plastic bag ban come into effect on New Year’s Day, with the environment minister Stephen Dawson warning that retailers who supplied banned lightweight plastic bags would face potential prosecution from January 1, 2019 – risking fine of up to $5,000.
The government of Karnataka in India has announced on on November 23 2018, the launch of the first ‘DATACITY’ program in Asia in collaboration with SUEZ, BWSSB (Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board) and NUMA, a French innovation hub headquartered in Paris that engages with startups, cities and corporations to foster innovation and solve global challenges.
The waste industry gathered at the Doltone House Parkview, Pyrmont, NSW on November 22 to honour leaders and innovators in the sector for Inside Waste’s inaugural 2018 Waste and Resource Recovery Excellence Awards.
Students and alumni of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) have designed and produced a biodegradable plastic packaging, called Plasticor, that reveals the quality of food by changing colour when the content is not suitable for consumption.
To date, the Tyre Stewardship R&D Fund has committed of over $3 million in support of project focused on new domestic uses for recycled end-of-life tyres. Now, Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has moved to fund real-world demonstration of research validated projects that promise to consume substantial quantities of tyres.
According to the UNSW, it will be releasing a new smart policy to address climate change, known as the Australian Climate Dividend Plan (ACDP), involving a tax on CO2 emissions with the revenue generated returned to all voting-age Australian citizens.
The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) is calling for the implementation of a regulated product stewardship program for batteries by 2020 to protect critical infrastructure and maximise resource recovery.
VitaChar, an innovative way of making better use of green waste, has taken out the first prize in this year’s Australian eChallenge awards, with the process’ creators winning $21,000 cash in prize money and over $10,000 worth of prizes. VitaChar also won the Climate Response category and the People’s Choice Prize. Read more