As Victorians celebrate their release from lockdown, the Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) wants the Government to open transfer stations and metals recycling to the public “as soon as possible”.
The Federal Government is investing $1 million in the establishment of a new Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence (PSCE) that will play a key role in driving Australia’s circular economy towards an eighty per cent recovery rate across all waste streams by 2030.
The NSW Waste Advisory Group, comprising a range of industry stakeholders held its inaugural meeting with NSW EPA CEO, Tracy Mackey on Friday, September 25.
Eight in 10 English councils have reported a massive rise in the volume of paper, cardboard, plastic and glass being collected since the national lockdown began. As a result, council costs are soaring.
Five new members have been added to a reinvigorated and renamed Industry Innovation and Science Australia (IISA) formerly Innovation and Science Australia.
The chances are good that at one point in their construction careers, some Inside Waste readers have encountered water on-site which needs to be removed.
Confusion over how the terms ‘biodegradable,’ ‘bioplastic,’ and ‘compostable’ has been addressed with the British Standards Institute (BSI) setting a stricter standard for those terms.
The biennial 2020 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Australasian Packaging Conference will be held virtually this year from October 27-30.
The AIP has released the provisional programme which will address the challenges and opportunities facing the packaging industry from global plastics pollution and recycling issues and transformational changes to value and supply chain models.
The conference theme, Packaging: Fit For The Future will be addressed by seventy-four speakers from seven countries delivering more than 28 hours of content.
Some of the key speakers and topics include:
- Barry Cosier, director, sustainability, Australian Food & Grocery Council; Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC): Barriers & Enablers for Developing a Packaging Circular Economy.
- Siobhan McCrory Executive General Manager, Sales, Marketing & Innovation Pact Group: Our journey towards the inclusion of recycled content.
- Jean Baillard General Manager TerraCycle Australia & New Zealand: Taking us from disposability to reusability with cutting-edge technology and design that will change the face of packaging as we know it.
- Vikas Ahuja Sustainability Director Tetra Pak Oceania: What is your business doing to meet the Global Sustainable Packaging Targets?
Other speakers include Brooke Donnelly, CEO APCO; Pete Ceglinski, CEO and co-founder, Seabin Project; Margaret Stuart, head of corporate and external relations, Nestlé Oceania; Jeff Maguire, group head of CDS development and implementation, Coca-Cola Amatil; Travis Hatton, food waste lead, Sustainability Victoria and Stephen Webster, general manager, Integrated Recycling.
Live interactive opportunities are also included during the morning tea and lunch breaks to learn about new innovations, materials and equipment available within the industry.
LGNSW President Linda Scott described the City of Canada Bay Council as a worthy winner of the Local Government NSW’s (LGNSW) Excellence in the Environment Awards’ Local Sustainability Award. She described it as a standout among a strong field of 16 category winners.