The Victorian Government is seeking feedback on the proposed draft regulations banning single-use plastic items in the state, from 1 February 2023. Read more
The Western Australian Government is teaming up with the Boomerang Alliance to help hospitality venues transition away from plastics, ahead of the state’s single-use plastics ban. Read more
Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley has announced more than $900,000 in Commonwealth and State funding for Hay Shire Council to construct a $1.8 million materials recovery facility, in southwestern New South Wales. Read more
The Lids4Kids program has won the Waste Reduction Award in the Geelong Community Green Achiever Awards. Read more
A waste bag, labelled ‘the world’s strongest’ by manufacturer Paxxo, is being made with up to 50 per cent recycled plastic components. Read more
Geospatial scientists have found a way to detect plastic marine waste on remote beaches that are not visible in conventional satellite images. Read more
National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) is issuing a recycling challenge to overcome an issue close to home. Read more
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.
Pact Group has completed the acquisition of Flight Plastics, a leading provider of packaging for the fresh food segment and New Zealand’s only packaging manufacturer with integrated PET recycling capability.
The ACT Government yesterday introduced legislation to commence the ban on single-use plastics, which will come into effect from July 2021.