Two new waste and resource recovery hubs in Melbourne’s CBD will help businesses reduce waste, limit the number of bins in laneways and encourage recycling. New bins will also be installed with solar-powered sensors to alert collectors when they need to be emptied.
As the illegal dumping of household goods increases under COVID restrictions, the New South Wales Government is encouraging councils, public land managers and community groups to apply for grants to tackle the problem in their local area. Councils have until July 17 to apply for the grants which are a part of the NSW Combating Illegal Dumping Clean-up and Prevention program.
The Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN), the body behind the annual Waste To Energy Forum which was held in late February this year in Ballarat is calling for a national standard to move the waste-to-energy sector forward.
An Australian start up is aiming to stop solar waste from entering landfill by setting up the first solar panel recycling facility in New South Wales. Waste generated from the solar industry is growing as older systems are reaching their end of life and owners are replacing these with new, more powerful systems.
To help reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill the South Australian government is making $1.6 million funding available for councils to improve household food waste recycling programs. This follows preliminary data from the Australian Council of Recyclers indicating increased waste volumes by more than 10 per cent in the past two months.
More than half of all landfill waste in metropolitan Adelaide is unrecovered resources that could be recycled simply by using the correct recycling or green organics bin, according to new research.
The July 1 2020 waste levy increase has been deferred by the Queensland government for six months due to the impact of COVID-19 on businesses operating within the WARR industry.
Five new digital waste disposal campaigns funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust will focus on the dumping of single-use plastic waste which ends up on our beaches and in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Government has invested $5 million in the ReefClean initiative.
Western Australia’s container deposit scheme will now commence on October 1, after a delay due to COVID-19 with funding available from June 2 until scheme commencement.