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 Queensland Government has announced a $80 million boost to grow and expand the states waste and recycling industries.
National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) State Affiliates provide a detailed overview of industry and policy changes across the country.
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.
WRIQ is currently carrying out engagement activities across Queensland’s regions, with visits taking place in Cairns last week and further sessions scheduled for Townsville, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Ipswich.
The Queensland Government has invested $1 million to help local governments upgrade their landfill infrastructure.
The Queensland Government has awarded a $1.3 million grant to Envorinex to build a new plastic recycling facility in Toowoomba.