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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Increasing landfill efficiency

The Dulverton Landfill manages 60,000 to 70,000 tonnes of waste a year and it is also home to the state’s largest composting facility, processing around 30,000 tonnes of organic waste per year. It’s a relatively small operation compared to its interstate counterparts, but one which follows prudent environmental management. Mat Greskie, Dulverton Landfill CEO, says …
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Bulk bag dischargers, a big help in the rubber crumbing process

Flexicon Corporation, which designs and manufactures bulk handling equipment and custom-engineered and integrated plant-wide systems, is in the business of helping recyclers improve their efficiency post-crumbing, through its bulk bag dischargers. The company’s Bulk-Out Bulk Bag Discharger system promises to change the way bulk material is stored and shipped, and says the system overcomes limitations …
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Closing the loop of Magnetic Island

Speaking to Inside Waste after winning the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) Transfer Stations Excellence Awards at the 2017 Australian Landfill & Transfer Stations Innovation and Excellence Awards in March, Matt McCarthy, manager of Townsville City Council’s Waste Services, said the facility has been a long time coming and a lot of planning and work was …
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Heads of EPA discuss national approaches

At a Waste Management Association of Australian (WMAA) NSW industry update earlier this month, NSW EPA director waste and resource recovery Steve Beaman said HEPA – an informal organisation – decided to form this waste working group as discussions within COAG tended to focus on issues such as container deposit schemes and plastic bag bans, …
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Uncovering the issues that waste managers face

Speaking at Waste 2017 in Coffs Harbour in April, former Local Government NSW (LGNSW) senior policy officer, Mark McKenzie – he left LGNSW shortly after the conference and is now a City of Canterbury Bankstown councillor – offered insights into waste management and planning, and discussed the issues faced by councils in NSW. McKenzie noted …
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Driving the drone economy

Speaking exclusively to Inside Waste (IW)  Terra Drone founder and CEO Toru Tokushige, who will also be presenting at the 2017 World of Drones Congress at the end of August, detailed what the company has to offer and why its chosen Australia as its Asia Pacific base. IW: Tell us more about Terra Drone – what sets the company …
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Veolia’s regional expansion continues

The acquisition allows Veolia to leverage growth in northwest Victoria through expansion of their regional footprint, allowing Veolia to enhance its offerings for new and existing regional commercial, industrial and municipal waste customers. Veolia’s presence in Victoria already includes a number of depots in Keysborough, Brooklyn, Corio, Morwell, Shepparton, Wodonga and Wagga Wagga. Simon Tori, …
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Investing in sustainable energy - the case for power to gas

Investing in sustainable energy – the case for power to gas

Just cast your eye to Victoria where not only has the state government launched a $2 million program to support the development of EfW technologies, some regional councils are investigating the viability of EfW including the City of Bendigo, while the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance and Hepburn Shire Council are in the midst of an …
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Keeping NSW litter-free

Keeping NSW litter-free

In July, KNSWB will be hosting its Litter Congress at the Kirribilli Club in Lavender Bay and Inside Waste (IW) caught up Keep Australia Beautiful chair Val Southam to find out more about what the organisation is doing to tackle the litter issue, and what the congress hopes to achieve. IW: Do you think NSW will meet the …
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