The Australian Government will soon release a revised Sustainable Procurement Guide and updated Commonwealth Procurement Rules so that every one of its near 100 agencies must consider buying recycled. This was initially flagged by the Prime Minister at the National Plastics Summit in March.
SeatCare, a program to safely dispose of used child car safety seats for recycling will come into life with a grant from the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund (NPSIF).
Paintback, the industry-led initiative designed to divert unwanted paint and packaging from ending up in landfill and vital waterways, has appointed Lucia Cade as chair of the board of industry leaders and experts.
As Victoria and Tasmania move closer to a CDS, Scotland is introducing the UK’s first deposit return scheme (DRS) which will see a 20 pence (p) fee added to single-use drinks containers in the country from 1 July 2022.
Overwhelming community support of 98 per cent in favour of action to reduce the impacts of single-use plastics, has resulted in the release of WA’s Plan for Plastics.
This year, 45 organisations from across nine industry sectors have been recognised for their sustainable packaging innovation and leadership, including their dedication to meeting the 2025 National Packaging Targets.
Container deposit schemes (CDS) are reducing the number of eligible containers in our existing kerbside recycling bins and creating new opportunities for recycling through the nation’s yellow lid recycling bins.
The response to Victoria’s proposed CDS model has been strong with the WARR industry united in its support.
The Victorian Government has released its CDS proposed model and invited the population to provide feedback, which will be rolled out by 2023 and create hundreds of jobs across the state.
The contract to build two more EfW plants in the Moscow area indicates that the country is progressing in the implementation of its programme to landfill diversion, increase recycling and promote renewable energy.