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Tasmania gets new organics waste facility

Dulverton Waste Management has unveiled a state-of-the-art Regional Organics Facility in the north west of Tasmania to reduce the amount going to landfill. Funded by both the Tasmanian Government’s Organic Waste Processing Grant Program and the Australian Government’s Regional Recovery Partnerships Program, the Dulverton Organics Treatment Facility is now officially complete. Receiving $9 million towards …

Green Collect leads the way for circular outcomes

Started more than 20 years ago by Sally Quinn and Darren Andrews, it has been the remit of Green Collect …

Kilara Capital invests $5 million in Sircel

E-waste processor, Sircel, has secured a $5 million capital injection from impact investor Kilara Capital. This is set to drive Sircel’s national expansion and processing capabilities. Attracted to the Australian-owned green technology company’s circular economy business model, The Kilara Growth Fund undertook a rigorous impact assessment and rated Sircel highly across its key benchmarks for …

Newcastle companies fined for breeching legislation

Multiplex Constructions and Kooragang Bulk Facilities have been fined by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), with penalties totalling $30,000, for alleged breaches of environmental legislation in Newcastle. Multiplex failed to comply with a Prevention Notice and was fined $15,000 after a pollution control structure known as a “wet basin” failed, causing sediment-laden water to …

The twin threats plaguing e-waste

Battery-operated electronic devices have become an integral part of everyday life in Australian households. From smartphones and tablets to micromobility, …

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Ironman Bin Hire and company director fined

A Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court has fined a bin hire company for accepting industrial waste at several properties.
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The case for reuse instead of recycling

The word ‘recycling’ has been synonymous with ‘sustainability’ for decades but recycling is only what should happen when a product …

Veolia issued improvement notices

EPA Victoria is maintaining its oversight of the Veolia Recycling and Recovery facility in Taylors Rd, Dandenong South issuing three …

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Tax incentive introduced for food waste

WA Senator Dean Smith has tabled a private Senators Bill in federal parliament that is designed change Australia’s approach to …

Renew IT hard plastic recycling facility open for business

A collaboration between UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology (SMaRT) and IT asset management company Renew IT …
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Coming full Sircel

Sircel is a green-technology company whose primary focus is the eradication of electronic waste from landfill. Driven by the need …

Nominations open for 2024 Waste Awards

Nominations are open for the 2024 Waste Innovation and Recycling Awards (WIRA). On the back of a successful 2023 event, …

AWRE ready to tackle key industry issues

The Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE) is back for its 15th year, taking place at ICC in Sydney July …