Up to $2 million is being made available in the latest round of Sustainability Victoria’s (SV) E-waste Infrastructure Grants by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio. This is part of the $16.5m funding from the state government. This fund will increase Victoria’s ability to manage e-waste and continue to expand public access to e-waste disposal points.
Australia is behind in some aspects of waste management, such as energy from waste, but it is thriving in other areas – for example by trialling an app that tells users how they can recycle an item. Inside Waste explored where Australia’s waste management efforts fit in comparison to other nations.
In 2015/16 there were more than 20 million visitors to Bondi Beach. As one of the most popular beach- side regions in Australia, there is a constant flow of people moving to the area for several months before moving on to the next sandy spot.
Cleanaway has reopened several waste processing facilities in Victoria after they were closed under the ownership of SKM Recycling.
Sustainability is at the forefront of various organisations’ minds. From the ski slopes of Perisher Valley, to the halls of universities across Australia – waste and resource recovery has taken precedence.
The ACT Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) is temporarily storing paper and cardboard to manage the impacts of the bushfire crisis in NSW.
Several New Zealand Countdown supermarkets are removing plastic produce bags and ‘unwrapping’ fresh produce in a 10-week trial to see if it is a viable long-term solution to plastic reduction.
Industry leaders are skeptical that Australia will meet the waste export ban timeframes proposed by the federal government. Discussions have been rife since the federal government released a Recycling Market Situation Summary Review report in January, which has sparked continued conversations about the ban as well as questions about whether the report was even necessary. Read more
The Eurobodalla Shire Council is offering extra kerbside pick-ups to help residents affected by a fire at a Surf Beach waste management facility.