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ACT expanding its landfill gas capture capabilities

The ACT Government has expanded its landfill gas capture capabilities at the Mugga Lane landfill. This will reduce emissions and providing reliable renewable energy that could power up to 10,800 homes each year. In a partnership LGI Limited, the expansion will further enhance capabilities that capture harmful methane emissions building on a successful three year …

Business fined $730k over illegal waste dump

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has successfully prosecuted a company and two individuals in the Land and Environment Court, …

Upcycling plastics project gets funding from Macquarie uni

Macquarie University researchers will share in the $26.1 million funding pool awarded as part of the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects …

Tasmania’s plastic recycling capacity increased

An extra 1,700 tonnes of plastic waste will be diverted from Tasmanian landfill each year due to a $1.26 million co-investment from the Australian and Tasmanian Governments. The funding will support the expansion of the I M Holdings (Tas) rigid recycling facility in Brighton. The upgraded facility will recycle soft and flexible plastic waste including …

Council sick of illegal dumpers

Inconsiderate dumpers across the local government area (LGA) are costing Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) residents thousands and thousands of dollars …

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EFWA, Features

New branding for food waste: End Food Waste Australia

The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (FFWCRC) and Stop Food Waste Australia (SFWA) have unveiled their new unified brand: …

Aussie public still confused over what is recyclable

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has published Australasian Recycling Label Consumer Insights Report 2023, its annual benchmarking survey exploring consumer recycling …

Asbestos-related diseases cause deaths of 4000 Aussies annually

During this week’s National Asbestos Awareness Week, Australia’s Asbestos Education Committee is warning DIYers, residents and tradies of the ever …

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Container Deposit Schemes, Opinion, Victoria, Victoria

Victorian CDS will not lead to increased prices

Since the Victorian CDS’ (container deposit scheme) inception a number of media reports have surfaced suggesting excessive retail price rises …
Fire Waste, Hazardous waste, Opinion

Hampton Park garden supply business fined over bonfire

A bonfire of mixed green and industrial waste materials has cost a Hampton Park garden supply centre a $5,769 fine.
Northern Territory, Opinion

Northern Territory gets funding to divert waste from landfill

The Northern Territory will receive $1.24 million federal and territory funding to deliver more than 5,700 tonnes of waste from …
Shepparton council bins

Council offers ratepayers upsized yellow bin

A Victorian council is to introduce an optional upsize to a 360L yellow bin, offering residents who generate larger quantities …
WWF plastic waste
Ocean plastic, Opinion, World

Third world countries suffer more with plastic pollution says WWF

A WWF-commissioned report states the true cost of plastic on the environment, health and economies can be as much as …