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Australia commits to protecting biodiversity

Australia continued to support an ambitious post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, signing the Kunming Declaration at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)’s fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-15) overnight.

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Medical waste recycled

Ampoules and needle caps were recycled into new building materials as part of a pilot project to tackle plastic waste in the healthcare sector.

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Cleanaway harnesses sun

Waste management company Cleanaway is investing almost $5 million in solar energy systems across Australia to reduce its electricity demand from the grid and its annual power bill.

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Australian Dairy packaging plan launched

APCO, in partnership with Dairy Australia, the Australian Dairy Products Federation and Australia’s major dairy manufacturers will launch The Australian Dairy Sustainable Packaging Roadmap to 2025, on 19 October.

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Schools get Waste Wise

Nine Western Australian schools will share in nearly $30,000 for projects to reduce waste disposed to landfill.

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Resource Recovery Centre for Douglas

A large multi-purpose Resource Recovery Centre will increase recycling rates and reduce waste going to landfill at the Killaloe Transfer Station in Queensland. Read more

Renewable Organics Network a step closer

Barwon Water and six local councils are joining forces to transform food, garden and commercial organic waste into renewable energy and nutrient-rich products for agriculture, in a step forward for the circular economy in Victoria.

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