2018 has brought a host of challenges for local governments, giving rise to calls for Federal Government leadership to promote and strengthen a circular economy in Australia, writes Australian Local Government Association President David O’Loughlin.
A shift in business practices would support a significant increase in procurement of recyclables, writes Matt Genever, Director Resource Recovery at Sustainability Victoria.
The compost industry in Australia needs to improve its self-regulation to secure its ongoing social license to operate, writes Angus Johnston, Principal Consultant at Jackson Environment and Planning.
This year’s Australian Packaging Covenant Awards (APCO) demonstrated the conversation is shifting to taking a whole-of-life cycle focus for packaging, including onshore solutions, writes APCO CEO Brooke Donnelly.
As Australia looks to waste to energy as one of the solutions to solving the waste crisis, industry must act to educate and engage the public or face potentially crippling opposition to major projects, writes Nick Albrow, Director of Wilkinson Butler.
By learning from the policies of the European Union, the Federal Government could shift Australia to a circular economy with its next National Waste Policy, writes Gayle Sloan, Chief Executive Officer of the Waste Management Association of Australia.
The recommitment of funding from the Queensland Government to exitcycle will see better environmental practices adopted, but more leadership from the federal government is required, writes Lighting Council Australia’s Roman Gowor.
A recent waste to energy episode of Foreign Correspondent hosted by the War on Waste’s Craig Reucassel raises further questions about the operational and regulatory process leading to materials being burnt, writes JustWaste consultant Isabel Axio.
As Australia transitions to a circular economy, there are a range of skills gaps that will need to be filled, including market development and sustainable procurement, writes Sustainability Victoria’s Matt Genever.
Since the announcement of the 2025 environment ministers target, dialogue and debate have been intense. Throughout the process one question has been voiced the loudest: just how will Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) deliver? APCO’s Chief Executive Officer Brooke Donnelly explains.