Queensland’s students will help lead the charge against organic waste with $500,000 in funding from the state government to help schools tackle food and garden rubbish generated in the schoolyard.
The sunshine state has given a swathe of single-use plastics the flick, with the latest ban taking effect today as part of efforts to stop waste from ending up in local waterways, beaches and landfill.
Queensland will take its first steps toward the ban of single-use plastics from 1 September.
Levies and funding arrangements for Queensland’s waste and resource recovery sector must be reviewed to ensure private investment has a role to play in driving confidence and growth in the sector.
The 2021-2022 Queensland budget has been released, with the states waste sector set to benefit from additional funding and projects.
Rockhampton Regional Council has partnered with the Central Queensland University (CQU) to look at potential ideas to divert waste from landfill.
Cairns’ recycling and recovery capacity has doubled with the commissioning of a new state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).
More than $100,000 in fines have been issued in the past three months to people who have been illegally operating in the Queensland waste industry.
As the largest site of its kind in Queensland, Hi-Quality Group’s Yatala Waste Treatment Facility is playing a pivotal role in Australia’s growing environmental remediation sector.
After five years of planning and a $37.5 million development and infrastructure investment, Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) has officially opened another state-of-the-art facility to house its Brisbane branch and a newly located parts distribution warehouse.