At this year’s Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE), the effects of COVID-19 on the waste and resource recovery industry took centre stage.
Sustainability Victoria has announced finalists for the 2020 Premier’s Sustainability Awards, after receiving the largest number of entires in the award’s history.
The Federal and Tasmanian Governments have entered into a landmark agreement that will deliver a $16 million boost for the state’s recycling industry.
The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has welcomed the establishment of three new funds in the Victorian state budget, saying it is looking forward to more detail on how the waste and resource recovery industry can participate.
In an Australian first, 11 million plastic bread tags will be removed from local waste streams by the end of 2021 with the introduction of 100 per cent recycled and recyclable cardboard bread tags.
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has appointed its Board of Directors for 2021, welcoming industry leaders spanning the waste and recycling, packaging, food and beverage and sustainability sectors.
The Victorian Government’s four-year Recycling Victoria policy will invest more than $300 million into the state’s waste and recovery sector, including 40.9 million to establish recycling infrastructure in regional areas.
The Victorian Budget will invest an unprecedented $1.6 billion to create renewable energy hubs across its regions, the largest investment in clean energy of any state, ever.
An overwhelming 88 per cent of Australian business leaders believe the circular economy will be important to the future of business, according to new research from Planet Ark.
Waste Management Review explores the appetite, barriers and opportunities for boosting the use of recycled content material in infrastructure and civil works projects.