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2024 apco awards

2024 APCO Annual Award nominations open

The 2024 Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) awards will celebrate the organisations leading the way towards a circular packaging future.
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High cost of litter prompts new plan for Western Sydney

An ambitious Western Sydney-wide litter reduction effort has been awarded $450,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority through the Litter …
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The Breakdown – organics

The Breakdown is a monthly column giving industry leaders and decision makers a chance to share their views on topics …
circular economy Victoria

Sustainability Victoria outlines state’s path to circular economy leader

Sustainability Victoria has a vision for Victoria to become the national leader of circular economy within three years. How? Chief …
refuse derived fuel

Veolia, ResourceCo partnership delivers refuse derived fuel for Adbri Cement

The Veolia ANZ, ResourceCo partnership has signed a new contract to deliver more than one million tonnes of Refuse Derived …
mining circularity

Beacon Events launches Mining, Metals and the Circular Economy Conference

Beacon Events has launched a new conference set to provide industry stakeholders with an understanding of the role, impact, and benefits …
glass recycling

Enhancing uptime in glass recycling

Read how a glass bottle facility enhances productivity with Flexco’s belt cleaners, reducing carryback and maximising conveyor uptime.

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Cleanaway applies for licence to develop waste to energy facility

The EPA Victoria is assessing an application for a development licence of a Melbourne Energy and Resource Centre (MERC) that …
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ResourceCo opens new glass recycling plant

ResourceCo is taking on previously unrecyclable waste with a new multi-million-dollar recycling facility in South Australia. 
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Repurpose It creates circular economy with organics recycling

Repurpose It is using organics recycling to highlight the benefits of a circular economy, while encouraging Victorians to live with …
waste shredding

Komptech CEA Terminator shreds the toughest waste

Slow-speed shredders play a critical role in the waste management sector. With their rugged design and adaptability, the Komptech CEA Terminator …
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APCO and Australia’s packaging targets

Chris Foley, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation explains how Australia will deliver on National Packaging Targets.
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Why waste and recycling is key to Australia’s economic future: NWRIC

Rick Ralph, Chief Executive Officer of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC), lays bare the need for industry …
plastic pollution myths

The Last Word: Busting plastic pollution myths

Mike Ritchie, Managing Director MRA Consulting Group, explains why stopping plastic pollution is a four-legged chair – better recycling, bans, …
waste industry fire

Waste industry draws fire

Victorian Waste Management Association Executive Officer Brett Lemin talks about the importance of industry being aware of its obligations and equipped with the knowledge to prevent …
litter prevention

Cigarette butts: Waste or resource?

Shannon Mead, Executive Director, No More Butts Ltd asks is recycling cigarette butts a waste of time, or a waste …