Single-use plastic bags will be banned across Victoria from November 1, 2019, the Victorian government announced on June 19. Read more
The first phase of a three-year Food Organics/Green Organics (FOGO) project has been launched on Kangaroo Island, by the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA).
A tyre recycler has received environmental approval for a Warren plant in NSW, and building development approval for a proposed Toowoomba plant in Queensland, which will bring new employment and improved recycling capabilities to these areas.
A newly-opened mechanical and biological waste treatment plant for municipal organic waste in Dandenong South, which is able to process 120,000 tonnes a year, will help southeast Melbourne councils and residents manage their waste more effectively.
Queensland’s container refund scheme has seen half-a-billion containers returned since the start of November 2018.
The South Australian state government has welcomed the City of Onkaparinga Council’s vote to introduce fortnightly green organics waste collection services for its residents. The move now means that all metropolitan councils will, or have moved, towards fortnightly green bin collection, in a bid to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
Recycling company Envorinex has officially opened their second soft plastic recycling plant at Bell Bay – the first in Tasmania – which is expected to process more than 1,500 tonnes of soft plastic a year and will represent a doubling of the company’s workforce with nine new permanent jobs created.