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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.
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.
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.
The Queensland Government has begun public consultation on the establishment of an independent environmental regulator in the state.
Hobsons Bay City Council has conducted a large-scale trial, focusing on the use of compostable paper bags to help recycle food scraps.
New research by the University of the Sunshine Coast could enable wider use of plastic recycling technology to reduce carbon …
New Australian technology is helping to clean Sydney Harbour and show how more plastic and other pollution can be removed …
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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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As the waste tyre industry faces new export bans and government regulations, Environment Protection Authority Victoria says it’s important to …
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.
The time is Right to Repair, but it requires policies and programs that acknowledge the barriers and opportunities to making it work.
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.
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.