New South Wales councils are seeing extraordinary increases in kerbside clean-up bookings while members of the public are being asked to report illegal dumping in their communities.
A 20-year infrastructure strategy for South Australia was recently released by Infrastructure SA, encompassing short and long-term strategies to grow the state’s resources sector.
Despite the constraints of COVID-19, more than 10,000 residents of New South Wales along with Australia’s leading resource recovery bodies and councils have made submissions to the NSW 20 Year Waste Strategy.
West Australian households are set to benefit from $20 million boost to three-bin FOGO kerbside collections by the state government.
The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) is calling for urgent action to manage the additional volumes of plastic waste being generated by Australians during the COVID-19 shutdown.
The South Australian Boomerang Alliance of 51 community organisations says that the first move by an Australian government to introduce a law to ban polluting single-use plastic takeaway items is encouraging.
Mt Isa Council has launched a community survey to gain clarity about local residents’ interest in a recycling bin service being established in the city.
Australia’s 537 councils play a critical role in waste management and resource recovery. Read more
The decision by the Victorian EPA to adjust the launch of Victoria’s new Environment Protection Act (EP Act) to July 1, 2021 has been met positively by industry leaders.
Originally slated to commence this July, the new Act represents a significant shift in approach towards prevention, as well as a more flexible, risk‐based approach to compliance. Read more
The Queensland government has extended the deadline for the community to have their say about banning single-use plastics, such as straws, drink stirrers, cutlery and plates to April 30.