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Why the National Waste Action Plan targets won’t be met

On current trends we have no chance of achieving the National Waste Action Plan targets of 80 per cent diversion …

Challenges ahead for organics recycling in 2024

The Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) is in the process of releasing the second edition of its Australian Organics Recycling …

Cleanaway applies for waste to energy development licence

EPA Victoria is assessing an application for a Development Licence for a waste to energy facility from Cleanaway Operations. The facility to be named the Melbourne Energy and Resource Centre (MERC) is proposed for 510 Summerhill Drive, Wollert.  It would see up to 380,000 tonnes of waste material that would otherwise have gone to landfill used in …

AI – the next step in the resource recovery revolution

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has come a long way since Arthur C Clarke’s fictional HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey decided to override its programming and kill astronauts on the Discovery One spaceship in an act of self-preservation. Fictional anecdotes aside, AI is an often-misunderstood piece of technology, but one whose use is about to increase …

Update on NSW asbestos outbreak

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has confirmed the presence of bonded asbestos in mulch at another two previously identified …

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Former BINGO boss sentenced over cartel offences

The Federal Court has convicted and sentenced waste management companies Bingo Industries, and Aussie Skips Bin Services and Aussie Skips …

New recyclable water batteries stay cool under pressure

A global team of researchers  led by RMIT University have invented recyclable ‘water batteries’ that won’t catch fire or explode.

Boyes appointed chair of Tomra Cleanaway board

Tracey Boyes and been appointed chair of the TOMRA Cleanaway Board, expanding on her role over the prior two years, …

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TEC releases plan for battery crisis

Industry-led voluntary schemes will fail to address the environmental risks arising from battery disposal said a spokesperson from Total Environment …

Asbestos mulch found at primary school

The NSW environment protection authority (EPA) has found  the presence of bonded asbestos mulch at Liverpool West Public School.

Cairns Regional Council seeks tenders

Cairns Regional Council is seeking tender submissions from a variety of suitably experienced parties to be part of a Register …
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Businesses receive funding to help reduce landfill waste

The Victorian Government is driving the state’s transition to a circular economy by diverting landfill waste and recycling it into …

Cadbury to use recycled plastics for wrapping

Chocolate manufacturer Cadbury has signed a deal with packaging company Amcor, to source 1000 tonnes of post-consumer recycled plastic to …