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BioPak launches PHA compostable packaging  

Packaging specialist BioPak has launched of its PHA range, an innovation that is set to revolutionise the home-compostable cup industry.

EPA Victoria fine for failure to supply information

An EPA Victoria fine for failure to supply information in line with an official notice has cost a transport company a fine of $9,615. The EPA issued an Information Gathering Notice to the Kaduki Group as part of an investigation into the alleged abandonment of industrial waste in shipping containers at a container yard in …

ENVIRO Conference to discuss necessary shift in thinking

“Australia’s transition to a circular economy has a long way to go and will involve all areas of industry, community …

NSW increases fines for pollution offences

The NSW Government has increased the penalties for pollution offences. Many penalties will double under the changes. When an enforcement officer (State or Local Government) issues a fine, they cannot choose the amount to be penalised as the fine amount is set by legislation. Council staff endeavour to take an educational approach and provide warnings …

DCCEEW seizes four containers of baled tyres headed for export

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water’s (DCCEEW) compliance team has been out in strength to stop companies illegally exporting waste tyres and has intercepted and seized four containers of baled tyres bound for export at the border. In early December 2023, the department, and Australian Border Force (ABF), intercepted four containers …

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Features, Litter, Melbourne, Victoria

Vic EPA: Dob in a dumper

EPA Victoria is warning residents that illegal waste dumping is on the rise, and it is everyone’s responsibility to keep …
Features, FOGO, FOGO, Landfills, Levies, NSW

EPA wants your say on FOGO and landfill levies

The NSW Government is taking steps to reduce waste ending up in landfill and boost recycling efforts, with two discussion …
Features, Legislation, Litter, Ocean plastic, Plastic

Australia’s oceans drowning in plastic waste

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water has concluded its inquiry into plastic pollution …

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Greenmount waste facility reopens

The Greenmount Waste Management Facility reopened on June 4. Toowoomba Regional Council Waste Services Councillor, Cr Melissa Taylor, said the …
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Union takes govt to task over levy monies

The United Services Union (USU) has revealed the NSW Government has been withholding over half a billion dollars annually as collected from local councils through what its says is a poorly designed waste levy without reinvesting it to assist councils with their waste collection services and assets as intended, adding to their financial distress. The …
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Monster croc munches mattresses

A monster machine that eats old mattresses – then spits them out in the form of useful products – is saving Liverpool City Council residents more than $500,000 yearly in waste disposal costs. It is estimated that around 1.8 million mattresses are thrown out each year in Australia with around 40 per cent of them …
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Energy efficiency one key to new polystyrene recycling process

Engineers have modelled a new way to recycle polystyrene that could become the first viable way of making the material reusable. The team of chemical engineers, based at the University of Bath in the UK and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, US, say their technique could be the first to make recycling polystyrene both economically …
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Can landfill lead a transition to circular economy?

Waste Expo Australia serves as a cornerstone for advancing best practices in circular economy, resource recovery and sustainability initiatives, aiming …