More than 12 million tonnes of our 21.7 million tonnes of landfilled waste is organic. Of that, close to seven million tonnes is food waste and garden organics.
New South Wales councils and the alternative waste treatment (AWT) industry are now able to apply for NSW Government funding to improve kerbside waste recycling.
The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) is encouraged by the scale of work being undertaken to ensure Australia has the necessary strategic policies and plans to build a foundation for a strong and sustainable environment and lay out a roadmap for recovery post-COVID-19.
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.