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Household recycling – what’s important?

Victorians are being asked to help sort the four-bin household waste and recycling system to be introduced across the state.
Call in considered for NSW Recycling Park

Call in considered for QLD Recycling Park

Deputy Premier, Minister for Planning, Steven Miles has given notice of a proposed call in for the Wanless Recycling Park at Ebenezer, in Queensland.
household recycling

Household recycling – what’s important?

Victorians are being asked to help sort the four-bin household waste and recycling system to be introduced across the state.
Remote WA sustainability efforts recognised at community awards

WA sustainability efforts recognised at community awards

The sustainability efforts of regional and remote communities in Western Australia have been acknowledged, following the announcement of the winders in the Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities 2021 Awards.
APCO announces 2022 Board of Directors

APCO announces 2022 Board of Directors

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has announced its Board of Directors for 2022, with new and existing members elected as part of APCO’s Annual General Meeting.
textiles product stewardship

Textiles product stewardship scheme wins support

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) and the National Retail Association (NRA) have backed the federal government's announcement of a $1 million grant through the National Product Stewardship Fund for clothing textiles.
Local QLD program helping to eradicate single plastic use

Local QLD program helping to eradicate single-use plastics

Plastic Free CQ, a program supported by Rockhampton Regional Council in Queensland, has helped to support local business Riverston Tea Rooms’ switch from single use plastics to sustainable options.

Waste management in action

The flexible performer

The flexible performer

Iveco’s Eurocargo model is already one of Europe’s best-selling medium-duty trucks. With its versatility and manoeuvrability, it’s also gaining popularity within Australian waste operations.
Sustainable scrap

Sustainable scrap

They’re tough, rubbery and resilient— and they carry us safely from home to work, school to holidays. But where do our tyres go when they’ve worn out? S&J Australian Scrap Tyre Disposals explain.
Ahead of the game

Ahead of the game

The City of Darebin’s transformation of a Victorian hockey field shows what can be achieved by using recycled material rather than conventional methods.
Adaptable technology, cost-effective solutions

Adaptable technology, cost-effective solutions

Flexible and affordable sewage solutions enable three regional Australian businesses to achieve compliant treatment results.
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Hume council calls out rubbish behaviour

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Buy Recycled: A roadmap for communities

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Eyes on Canterbury-Bankstown

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Events

WRIQ Business Breakfast

WRIQ Business Breakfast

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Addressing the right to repair

Addressing the right to repair

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Waste Expo Australia

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Profile

Remondis - Melbourne - Australia

REMONDIS Australia

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Keeping up Cleanaway’s reputation

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The collaborative model: MWRRG

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Achievements amid challenges: APCO

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Build it and they will come: Rick Ralph

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Next generation AORA

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Last Word

organics

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.

The role of WtE in meeting the resource recovery challenge

For Australia to meet its ambitious recovery targets, government cannot ignore the role of WtE facilities, writes Rose Read, NWRIC CEO.