Lawyers from Environmental Justice Australia (EJA) and community groups have urged the Victorian government to immediately revoke its delay of the state’s Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018, due to come into force on July 1 this year, but placed on hold potentially until December 2021.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has set the ambitious mission to see the end of plastic waste by reinventing the way plastic is made, processed and recycled.
$4 million in seed funding has been pledged by the federal government to create an independent body that will be responsible for driving food waste reduction in Australia.
As the amount of discarded household goods during COVID increases, the City of Sydney is holding its biggest ever recycling drop-off event next month.
A senior industry executive has called for a zero NSW waste levy on the scrap metal sector to boost jobs.
The biohazard bags market is poised to expand eight per cent from its current market value at over $277.86 million (US$200m) in 2019 to $625.18 million (US$450m) by 2026, according to a report by Global Market Insights.
A joint venture between Pact Group Holdings, Cleanaway Waste Management and Asahi Beverages, badged Circular Plastics Australia (PET) is set to build a recycling facility in Albury/Wodonga. It will create dozens of direct jobs when construction starts in coming months.
A partnership to tackle commercial food waste in Australia is kicking some major goals by selling high quality surplus food that might have otherwise gone to waste.
Sustainability Victoria has launched its new online directory, Buy Recycled, which features local Victorian products containing recycled content.
The tool is designed to provide government buyers with easy access to suppliers and recycled material options when considering products for purchasing and infrastructure projects.
Products listed in the directory include:
- piping and irrigation
- road base
According to Sustainability Victoria, it’s increasingly important for government to consider the environmental impact of purchasing and infrastructure activities. Buy Recycled aims to provide buyers with options to achieve positive environmental outcomes and support organisational sustainability goals.
The Victorian Government’s Social Procurement Framework requires government buyers to consider opportunities to deliver social and sustainable outcomes in every procurement activity. Where appropriate, this includes sustainable material choices and buying products made from recycled content.
This directory is designed to state and local governments to consider environmental sustainability principles when making decisions about purchasing goods for public construction and infrastructure.
Automated side loaders (ASLs) have become increasingly popular in the US over the past five months with some predicting they could see more interest due to pandemic safety concerns.