At this year’s Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE), the effects of COVID-19 on the waste and resource recovery industry took centre stage.
An overwhelming 88 per cent of Australian business leaders believe the circular economy will be important to the future of business, according to new research from Planet Ark.
This year’s AWRE is providing a platform to connect industry stakeholders, issues and policy, as the waste and resource recovery sector gears up for an investment driven 2021.
Up to 190,000 tonnes of soft plastic packaging will be recycled and reprocessed each year under one of the proposals funded through the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund.
How will policy transform the nation’s resource recovery sector? Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley sits down exclusively with Brittany Coles to discuss the landmark legislation that will see Australia take responsibility for its waste.
The Federal Government is investing $1 million in the establishment of a new Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence, which will play a key role in driving Australia towards an eighty per cent recovery rate across all waste streams by 2030.
Millions of tonnes of sandstone taken from underneath Sydney’s WestConnex is being repurposed to build parts of Western Sydney International Airport.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg revealed a $249m boost for the waste and recycling industry as part of the Federal Budget announcement on Tuesday evening, in the hopes of stopping more than 600,000 tonnes of waste ending up in landfill and also creating industry jobs.
Information on consumer products and packaging is shining the spotlight on recycling operations across Australia. Waste Management Review speaks with industry to discuss consumer confusion and achieving labelling consistency.
Is the Federal Government’s $190M Recycling Modernisation Fund the answer to transforming waste and recycling capacity? Brittany Coles speaks with Josh Wilson about the reform needed to deal with Australia’s waste crisis.