To help reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill the South Australian government is making $1.6 million funding available for councils to improve household food waste recycling programs. This follows preliminary data from the Australian Council of Recyclers indicating increased waste volumes by more than 10 per cent in the past two months.
More than half of all landfill waste in metropolitan Adelaide is unrecovered resources that could be recycled simply by using the correct recycling or green organics bin, according to new research.
The July 1 2020 waste levy increase has been deferred by the Queensland government for six months due to the impact of COVID-19 on businesses operating within the WARR industry.
Five new digital waste disposal campaigns funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust will focus on the dumping of single-use plastic waste which ends up on our beaches and in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Government has invested $5 million in the ReefClean initiative.
Western Australia’s container deposit scheme will now commence on October 1, after a delay due to COVID-19 with funding available from June 2 until scheme commencement.
More than 12 million tonnes of our 21.7 million tonnes of landfilled waste is organic. Of that, close to seven million tonnes is food waste and garden organics.
New South Wales councils and the alternative waste treatment (AWT) industry are now able to apply for NSW Government funding to improve kerbside waste recycling.
The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) is encouraged by the scale of work being undertaken to ensure Australia has the necessary strategic policies and plans to build a foundation for a strong and sustainable environment and lay out a roadmap for recovery post-COVID-19.
New South Wales councils are seeing extraordinary increases in kerbside clean-up bookings while members of the public are being asked to report illegal dumping in their communities.