Four metropolitan Melbourne councils have rolled out a successful flexible plastics kerbside recycling program with the help of the Metropolitan Local Government Waste and Resource Recovery Fund.
Dr Forbes McGain and his sustainability colleague Catherine O’Shea explain some of the challenges surrounding the recyclability of medical waste in Australia.
The states have moved to ban single-use plastic bags from retail outlets, but just how effective is the blanket ban on keeping plastic bags out of the waste stream?
Food and garden organics collection is proving to be a cost-effective way for councils to reduce the amount of waste to landfill, but why have so many been slow to the punch?
Mike Ritchie, Director of MRA Consulting Group, explains why the issues of stockpiling glass and interstate waste transport are matters requiring government action.
Environmental regulations mean that many of Australia’s old-style tips are not up to scratch. Shekar Atla, of the Baw Baw Shire Council, explains the lessons he learnt from rehabilitating the council’s landfill.
The Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park has planned to save the waste industry thousands of dollars through its recycling operations – with a strategy to take it to the next level.
Living in a regional area poses challenges when managing waste, but with those challenges also come opportunity, according to JustWaste consultant Isabel Axio.