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.
Four new schemes join a range of organisations represented at the launch of the Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence at Parliament House on Monday night.
The Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI) is working with NWRIC, WRIQ, WRINT, WRIWA and WRISA to deliver a national webinar program that will provide information about recent changes to the Australian Dangerous Goods Code, and what this means for the storage and transport of batteries.
Queensland is the only state yet to announce how it proposes to match and invest the Federal Government’s Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) commitment to upgrade and expand glass, plastic and tyre recycling infrastructure.
The Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) is urging the Victorian Government to resist changing its proposed container deposit scheme (CDS) model.
In the wake of COVID-19, the waste and recycling industry’s agility as an essential service was evident. It’s this agility that will stand the industry in good stead in 2021, writes Rose Read, NWRIC CEO.
The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has welcomed the establishment of three new funds in the Victorian state budget, saying it is looking forward to more detail on how the waste and resource recovery industry can participate.
The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has labelled the NSW State Budget ‘short sighted’, with the real economic potential of the waste and resource recovery industry being bypassed for a reliance on landfill levies.
A Bill brought forward by the Greens in the NSW Upper House to ban the incineration of most waste has been voted down, with the major parties acknowledging that waste-to-energy (WtE) is one way of managing waste that cannot be recycled.
A container deposit scheme that follows best practice leads to better performance and innovation and should be top of mind for Victorian and Tasmanian Governments as they develop their state-based schemes, writes Rose Read, NWRIC CEO.