Legal Eagle: Parliamentary Inquiry - EfW technology

Legal Eagle: Parliamentary Inquiry – EfW technology

Further to this, matters including illegal dumping and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) were additionally discussed in the inquiry and final report. Illegal dumping Illegal dumping has been described by the NSW EPA as ‘the disposal of waste larger than litter on land or in water without the appropriate environment protection licence or planning …
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Legalities of improper waste disposal and treatment

Legalities of improper waste disposal and treatment

So long as a business’ activities involve the handling of waste material at any point during the process of creating waste to the disposal of it, such business is caught under all relevant regulations overlooking waste management. The purpose of the waste management regulations is to enhance a cleaner greener environment for the benefit of …
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Technology is no replacement for sound risk management

Technology is no replacement for sound risk management

So, how are new technologies contributing to the risk profiles of businesses in the sector? In this article, I’ll look at how cutting-edge tech – like drone technology – is impacting the sector and what it means from an insurance perspective. New technologies are changing the way waste and recycling plants operate and certainly have …
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Steward of change: towards product stewardship 2.0

Steward of change: towards product stewardship 2.0

The review of the Product Stewardship Act 2011 (herein ‘the Act’) by the Department of the Environment and Energy has commenced in earnest and this means we can put forward our best ideas and recommendations to help adjust, improve and expand the Act and its relevance to enabling a circular economy. There are few, if …
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Chinese Sword: tackling contamination at source

Chinese Sword: tackling contamination at source

Understandably, the focus of most research and interim state support actions is on dealing with the existing and expected short-term stockpile of comingled materials. For example, the recently announced $47 million of funding announced by the NSW government to support local government and industry focusses on financially supporting and improving existing collection, reprocessing contracts and …
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Legal Eagle: an update on the changes to the EP&A Act

Legal Eagle: an update on the changes to the EP&A Act

Of relevance, among many changes, will be: New objects of the EP&A Act A number of new objects in the EP&A Act will be introduced, including: to promote good design and amenity of the built environment; to promote the sustainable management of built and cultural heritage (including Aboriginal cultural heritage); and to promote the proper …
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Steward of change: battery stewardship in Australia - on trickle charge or ready to power up?

Steward of change: battery stewardship in Australia – on trickle charge or ready to power up?

Other countries recognise this and have taken regulatory action to compel producers to play a stronger role in collection and recycling schemes. The European Union has had a Batteries Directive in place since 2006 and several US states require producers and retailers to offer or fund battery recycling services, including Vermont (2014), California (2006) and …
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Understanding LISA

Understanding LISA

Highlights of the Understanding LISA workshop were presentations by leading industry experts, including world renowned expert in geosynthetic liners, and one of the founders of the International Geosynthetics Symposium (IGS), Dr Ian Peggs from I-Corp International, who provided a technical overview of LISA test methods. There was also a practical demonstration of the testing equipment …
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UN: towards a pollution-free planet

UN: towards a pollution-free planet

The report links consumption to waste and then to pollution, with one of the five key messages being: “A new approach to managing our lives and economies: sustainable consumption and production, through improved resource efficiency and lifestyle changes, should be promoted; waste reduction and management must be prioritised.” The role for waste managers The UNEP report makes …
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UN: towards a pollution-free planet

UN: towards a pollution-free planet

The report links consumption to waste and then to pollution, with one of the five key messages being: “A new approach to managing our lives and economies: sustainable consumption and production, through improved resource efficiency and lifestyle changes, should be promoted; waste reduction and management must be prioritised.” The role for waste managers The UNEP report makes …
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