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Major upgrades to wastewater infrastructure announced for WA region

Western Australia Water Minister Dave Kelly has announced the start of a major upgrade to water and wastewater infrastructure in Broome, with a local Aboriginal business appointed to deliver the project's first stage.
13 new waste projects announced for Victoria

13 new waste projects announced for Victoria

The Federal and Victorian Governments have jointly announced 13 new projects that will see 136,000 tonnes of plastics, paper, glass and tyres remade into new products while creating new jobs and new investment in the Victorian economy.
Construction complete on $10m TAS landfill cell project

Construction complete on $10M Tasmanian landfill cell project

The City of Launceston in Tasmania has completed the construction of a new landfill cell at the Launceston Waste Centre, the latest in a series of cells which will serve the region's waste needs for the next three decades.

Queensland EPA under consideration

The Queensland Government has begun public consultation on the establishment of an independent environmental regulator in the state.
Paper bag food waste collection trialled by Melbourne council

Paper bag food waste collection trialled by Melbourne council

Hobsons Bay City Council has conducted a large-scale trial, focusing on the use of compostable paper bags to help recycle food scraps.
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Research paves way for “plastic roads”

New research by the University of the Sunshine Coast could enable wider use of plastic recycling technology to reduce carbon …
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Defence removes tonnes of waste from Sydney Harbour

New Australian technology is helping to clean Sydney Harbour and show how more plastic and other pollution can be removed …

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Maggots and robots: a waste solution

New start-up Goterra is combining innovative technologies and insects to provide a circular economy solution for food waste.

Applied Machinery Genox S-Series Raspers

The S-Series Rasper is mainly used in waste tyre recycling, providing a second “crushing” of material which has been pre-shredded by a twin shaft shredder.
Preparing the next generation

Preparing the next generation

Education is key to increasing recycling rates of organic waste, says Biomix Chief Executive Mike Robertson.
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Taking responsibility

Six years ago, the City of Hobart set an ambitious goal of zero waste to landfill by 2030. Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds shares how the council is empowering the community to make positive change to reach its target.
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Addressing the right to repair

Addressing the right to repair

13 new waste projects announced for Victoria

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New laws for waste tyres

As the waste tyre industry faces new export bans and government regulations, Environment Protection Authority Victoria says it’s important to …

Road to recovery

Rose Read, chief executive of NWRIC and Peter Olah, National Executive Officer of AORA, explore the challenges and risks of halving organic waste to landfill by 2030.

Building a culture of repair

The time is Right to Repair, but it requires policies and programs that acknowledge the barriers and opportunities to making it work.

Is FOGO inevitable?

Inevitable? Probably not everywhere. But I would predict a significant majority of Australia’s 537 councils will go FOGO within a decade, writes Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group Managing Director.

Waste export ban on mixed plastics: is Australia ready?

For the plastics export ban transition to be successful, we need local, state and federal Governments to work proactively with the resource recovery sector, writes Rose Read, CEO of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council.