Creating a profitable circular economy

Creating a profitable circular economy

We may, for the most part, have a successful kerbside collection system but French company 3Wayste has a vision to simplify household waste sorting and has a plant in France that is capable of sorting and recycling municipal solid waste from a single collection while ensuring 90% diversion from landfill. Currently this system complements a …
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Best practice landfill management

Best practice landfill management

To answer these questions, Inside Waste turned to Select Civil, an established landfill services provider that operates a number of sites across Australia, including Cleanaway’s Melbourne Regional Landfill and SUEZ’s Hallam Road site, both in Victoria. In order to meet the demands of these large landfills, Select Civil operates a fleet of waste handling bulldozers, waste compactors, …
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Mapping the world's waste

Mapping the world’s waste

And Australia’s very own Kat Heinrich, senior consultant at SA-based Rawtec, is heading up the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Young Professionals Group, which is currently mapping the world’s biggest waste challenges, a project that will be launched at the 2017 ISWA World Congress in Baltimore in September. Heinrich gave Inside Waste a sneak peek into the …
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Killing two birds with one stone

Killing two birds with one stone

NAWMA has partnered with South Australian companies Joule Energy and LMS Energy to deliver Australia’s first combined landfill gas-to-energy and solar facility. NAWMA is a local government regional subsidiary of the cities of Salisbury and Playford and the town of Gawler. The authority has been running a balefill landfill Uleybury, north of Adelaide, since 2005. …
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AWRE 2017: shiny bits of kit

Inside Waste will fill you in on what went down at this year’s event both here and in the October issue of the magazine. But first, here are some of the big, bold, new and novel equipment that were on display at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The beast Focus Enviro took the opportunity to …
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Highlights of the National Waste Report 2016

The report provides national, state and territory data on waste quantities, sources, and management for 2014-15. In addition, it presents the most reliable trend data on waste quantities that has been compiled in Australia, extending back to 2006-07. It also includes international comparisons, an account of current and emerging waste issues, and contributions from key industry associations …
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A resourceful inquiry

In April 2017, the NSW Parliament’s Planning and Environment Committee established an inquiry to examine the waste industry, with particular reference to energy from waste technology. The inquiry is looking at the provision of waste disposal and recycling services, the impact of waste levies and the capacity to address the ongoing disposal needs for our …
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Time for action: getting industry out of the corner

Speaking to industry players including NSW EPA director waste and resource recovery Steve Beaman, ACOR CEO Grant Musgrove, WCRA executive director Tony Khoury, Polytrade Rydalmere manager Nathan Ung, Bingo Industries CEO Daniel Tartak and Dial A Dump chief executive Ian Malouf, Four Corners’ “Trashed” showed viewers scenes of waste management practices, saying these would “seriously threaten the community’s …
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Innovative hub for advanced recycling proposed for Fyshwick

CRS has proposed the comprehensive solution to significantly increase recycling, reduce landfill and produce renewable energy to power Canberra homes. The project includes the construction of a freight rail terminal to take trucks off roads. The $200 million factory will process Canberra’s waste streams – particularly unprocessed municipal solid waste and commercial industrial waste currently …
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Inside Waste (Aug): From journo to president

Now, Re.Group’s business development manager, former Inside Waste journalist and editor, and former Hyder Consulting (now Arcadis) consultant is the Waste Management Association of Australia’s (WMAA) new president – and quite possibly the association’s youngest president as well. Inside Waste (IW) caught up with Lamb in the August issue, now ready for download, to find out how his first …
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