Western Australians have recycled more than 283 million containers through Containers for Change since its October 2020 launch, with over 11,000 tonnes of glass, 970 tonnes of aluminium and 258 tonnes of clear PET sent to recyclers to date.
Cockburn’s successful commercial food waste trial, which took less than six months to divert greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to powering an average Australian household for 16 years, will become a permanent service.
A new Household Hazardous Waste facility joins Fremantle Recycling Centre, marking the 14th Hazardous Waste facility in Western Australia.
A facility to dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other hazardous material is now open at the Fremantle Recycling Centre in Western Australia.
Australia’s largest tyre recycler, Tyrecycle, in partnership with Kariyarra Aboriginal Corporation, has secured a $6.9 million grant to build a secure processing facility at Port Hedland.
The Western Australian Government has invested $1 million into nine initiatives, which when fully implemented, will divert approximately 1000 tonnes of e-waste from landfill each year.
Western Australia will phase-out a range of single-use plastics by 2023, according to the state government’s newly released Plan for Plastics roadmap.
Western Australian Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has welcomed Lee McIntosh as Deputy Chair of the state’s Environmental Protection Authority.
Western Australians have returned more than 10 million containers since the state’s container deposit scheme, Containers for Change, launched 1 October.
The Western Australian Government has allocated $30 million in infrastructure grants funding to support the implementation of the Council of Australian Governments’ forthcoming waste export bans.