Smart bins provide data for councils and businesses to maximise efficiencies and improve public health. They could also be one of the keys to building a smart city. William Arnott reports.
A group of chemicals called PFAS have flown under the radar for years but could be dangerous. Waste Management Review reports on the new national PFAS management plan and its effects on the landfill industry.
The South Australian Government implemented its container deposit legislation 40 years ago. Now that other states are following suit, what lessons can be learnt from SA?
The organisers of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation highlight their multipronged approach to sustainability, waste management and recycling.
Stakeholders are continuing to progress battery recycling outcomes in Australia, but just what is the optimal legislative outcome to lift the nation’s low recovery rate?
The Federal Government’s inquiry into waste and recycling sparked a consideration of whether there are enough market incentives to encourage investment into recycling.
There are valuable lessons to be learnt about data capture and managing waste during natural disasters such as Cyclone Debbie, explains Andrew Brown, Principal Engineer at CQG Consulting.
Four metropolitan Melbourne councils have rolled out a successful flexible plastics kerbside recycling program with the help of the Metropolitan Local Government Waste and Resource Recovery Fund.
Dr Forbes McGain and his sustainability colleague Catherine O’Shea explain some of the challenges surrounding the recyclability of medical waste in Australia.
The states have moved to ban single-use plastic bags from retail outlets, but just how effective is the blanket ban on keeping plastic bags out of the waste stream?