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Plastic waste is choking one of NT’s most culturally significant areas

Wessel Islands Archipelago could have some of the most littered beaches in the Northern Territory with Charles Darwin University (CDU) …
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New life for old shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed …
New report finds 43 per cent reduction in NSW litter

New report finds 43 per cent reduction in NSW litter

An independent evaluation of the state’s Litter Prevention Program has shown litter has reduced by 43 per cent as part of the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) successful Waste Less, Recycle More campaigns since 2012.
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Coles offers grants to drive sustainability

Australian food and beverage producers can now apply for financial support from the Coles Nurture Fund to help them drive …
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Swimwear designer draws the line at fishing waste

An Animal Ecology graduate who has expanded her passion for the marine environment to designing swimwear made from recycled fishing …
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First reverse vending machine for ACT container deposit scheme

Canberra’s first reverse vending machine is now operating at Erindale Shopping Centre in Wanniassa, as part of the ACT’s Container …
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Asbestos still landing in kerbside bins

Research commissioned by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has found an alarming lack of knowledge around how to deal …

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Summerhill Waste Management Facility.

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Summerhill Waste Management Facility in New South Wales is key to the Hunter region’s plans to tackle waste.
Rethinking e-waste

Sparking change for waste from e-products

Ewaste Watch is expecting that a new discussion paper will start a conversation about E-Waste treatment and solutions throughout Queensland.

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.
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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.