Proposed reforms to the New South Wales scrap metal industry have been welcomed by the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC), which says a national ban on the export of unprocessed scrap metal would further improve the integrity of the sector. Read more
Queensland has had a waste levy in place since 2019, but unlike other jurisdictions that have implemented a levy, the Sunshine State hasn’t seen the same progress in waste reduction and recycling. With the annual payments up for review and a government announcement expected before the end of the year, Waste Management Review talks with key industry stakeholders to understand their perspectives. Read more
Chemistry Australia has collaborated with CSIRO on a new report into advanced recycling technologies that can increase the recovery and recycling of Australia’s plastic resources. Read more
Developing and promoting a set of publicly available national recovered material specifications to enable greater uptake of recycled materials in domestic manufacturing and construction has become a priority project for NWRIC, writes CEO Rose Read. Read more
The waste and resource recovery sector will benefit from new funding announced in last week’s federal budget, according to National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) CEO Rose Read.
The Western Australian Government’s Roads to Reuse program should be adopted nationally, according to National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) CEO Rose Read.
Waste Management Review explores the retail sector’s engagement with Return and Earn and the role of corporate responsibility in shaping positive recycling outcomes.
From industrial fires, illegal waste storage and contamination, a complicated regulatory environment and market failures pose the question of when and how landfill levies should be used.
For Australia to meet its ambitious recovery targets, government cannot ignore the role of waste-to-energy facilities, writes Rose Read, National Waste and Recycling Industry Council CEO.