Lights out for recycling at Christmas?

Lights out for recycling at Christmas?

But this year is shaping up to be a little different. Christmas tree lights get a lot of turnover, because once a few bulbs go out, they’re cheap enough to dispose of and replace rather than fix. Traditionally, they’ve been one of those single-item streams, collected at drop-off points by businesses or charities, that get …
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Kwinana WtE update: tech provider picked; construction to commence

Kwinana WtE update: tech provider picked; construction to commence

Speaking to Inside Waste about what will be Australia’s first WtE plant, Phoenix Energy managing director Peter Dyson said the construction timeline has been set for 36 months and he is confident that all will go smoothly. “At this stage, the contractors do not have any concerns about orders as they have sorted out the main ticket …
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Kwinana WtE update: tech provider picked; construction to commence

Speaking to Inside Waste about what will be Australia’s first WtE plant, Phoenix Energy managing director Peter Dyson said the construction timeline has been set for 36 months and he is confident that all will go smoothly. “At this stage, the contractors do not have any concerns about orders as they have sorted out the main ticket …
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App nation – powering waste diversion

Inside Waste spoke to the people behind four waste apps accessible Australia-wide to hear about their progress and plans for 2018. ShareWaste It was a Facebook experiment that led to the creation of ShareWaste, a website and app which connects those who don’t have the time, space or composting know-how, with those that have backyard chickens, worm …
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Injecting value: are we getting enough from our medical waste?

Consider, in comparison, the kind of waste receptacles you might expect to see in the typical Australian workplace. One bin for mixed recycling, another for paper and cardboard, and a third for landfill would be pretty typical. A collection point for e-waste, soft plastics or even organics wouldn’t surprise. Depending on the industry, some high-volume …
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Where we're at with the NSW CDS

Where we’re at with the NSW CDS

While the map is now up – there were concerns a week ago about the lack of details –  there are still some questions on who will or should profit from the scheme. Who should profit?  Questions have been raised about which entity should be eligible to earn the refund values, MRFs or C&I waste collectors, …
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NSW needs fresh e-waste definition

NSW needs fresh e-waste definition

In December 2016, in Glassborow’s Inside Waste Legal Eagle column, she raised the problems caused by a lack of a statutory definition of e-waste. Since the article was published, there has still been no progress on the regulation of this unique waste stream. Khoury has recently also spoken out, requesting that the NSW EPA provide a clear definition …
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Three's (good) company

Three’s (good) company

Garwood is a household name in the waste trucks space and many would have seen or used its range of side and rear loaders, including the Dual Pact and Miner. McHugh told Inside Waste the acquisition of these new sweeper brands made sense because it now allows Garwood to offer a full package of equipment, from rear …
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Are you ready for responsive collections?

Are you ready for responsive collections?

Rubbish bins featuring compactors and fill sensors, powered by solar panels, are on the cusp of widespread deployment across Australia. Densely populated or highly-trafficked councils are leading the way, with the beachside tourist hotspots of Bondi and the Gold Coast joining a spate of recent or ongoing trials. It’s prompted a sudden boom in Australian smart …
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Beyond Plastic Pollution: populism, policy, opportunities discussed

Beyond Plastic Pollution: populism, policy, opportunities discussed

If the takeaway coffee cup sculpture or Globelet’s returnable lanyards and reusable cups weren’t enough to signal this was an environmental conference, the compost bin for food scraps sure did. Speaking to attendees, the strength of the Boomerang Alliance’s three-day Beyond Plastic Pollution: Pathways to Cleaner Oceans conference was its ability to gather an incredibly …
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