Coffee cups across the nation will be saved from landfill and commercially recycled into paper, with the launch of Detpak’s RecycleMe System.
The reality is that single-use plastics are ending up in the wrong place, causing litter or threatening wildlife and it is now well accepted that fertiliser suppliers, local councils and farmers must work together to take responsibility for packaging materials used in agriculture and horticulture.
Over the course of the past 12 months, the redeveloped Cessnock Waste Management Centre has provided the local community with the opportunity to lessen its impact on the environment by increasing opportunities for resource recovery.
Queensland’s container refund scheme, Containers for Change, has seen more than five million containers returned and recycled within one week of its launch.
The City of Sydney is inviting 100 apartment buildings and 300 houses to join its first food scraps collection trial in mid-2019. Read more
Between February and November 2018, participants in Boomerang Alliance’s Plastic Free Noosa program has successfully eliminated 1.4 million single-use plastic items from use in Noosa, preventing a significant volume of problem plastics from ending up in landfill or as marine pollution.
Financial close has been reached on Australia’s first waste-to-energy (WtE) facility in Kwinana, WA, with construction of the facility – co-developed by Macquarie Capital and Phoenix Energy Australia – commencing this month and scheduled to open by the end of 2021.
South Australian independent MP Rebekha Sharkie is calling on the Federal government to implement a national container deposit scheme and for it to be rolled out before the next Federal election.