Queensland’s container deposit scheme reached a significant milestone last week, with five billion containers collected and more than $500 million refunded.
The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) has welcomed the Queensland Government’s new five-year roadmap for phasing out problematic single-use plastics.
The ongoing war on waste and environmental issues are key pillars in the Queensland Government’s 2022-23 State Budget.
The Queensland Government is investing a further $2 million to help councils tackle illegal dumping across the state.
The Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Science has commenced reviews for their Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy, as well at its underpinning waste disposal levy. Read more
Cairns Regional Council in Queensland is inviting submissions to develop a ‘Resource Recovery 2040 Roadmap’ business case. Read more
Three South East Queensland (SEQ) Councils have joined forces to deliver a regional recycling facility that could start construction next year and divert tonnes of waste from landfill. Read more
The Queensland Organics Strategy and Action Plan 2022-2032 has been unveiled, which challenges Queenslanders to have a better relationship with their food and to slash what they throw in their rubbish bins. Read more
Ewaste Watch is expecting that a new discussion paper will start a conversation about E-Waste treatment and solutions throughout Queensland. Read more