Sustainability > Waste

Early carbon movers left wondering

31 July, 2014 by Julien Gastaldi and Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group

When it comes to carbon pricing from waste, you would be excused if you find it hard to tell the truth from the erroneous. It is pretty easy to miss the big picture behind the headline-grabbing estimate or to just feel lost because you went away for a few days!

Project looks at child car restraint disposal in New Zealand

03 April, 2014

In 2014, an estimated 40,000 child car restraints will expire. An industry-wide project has been set up in New Zealand to look at the disposal of these restraints.

Burbank builds 99% waste-free home

01 April, 2014

Burbank Homes is building what is expected to be the first zero-waste home in Victoria. The project is part of a feasibility study funded through the Victorian Government's Beyond Waste Fund, in conjunction with partners RMIT University and the Housing Industry Association (HIA).

Tracing the cycle of food waste in order to break it

28 February, 2014

Australians waste nearly 50% of the food they buy - about 4.1 million tonnes per year or 9 kg of food from every home, every week. Researchers from the University of South Australia have traced the cycle of food waste in a three-year Australian Research Council (ARC) project.

Technology helps to save children's lives in Indonesia

24 January, 2014

An innovative technology developed by South East Water and adapted for the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) is being used in research to save the lives of children in developing countries.

EPA donates over 200 uniforms to charity

17 October, 2013

EPA Victoria has teamed up with Rotary Donations in Kind (DIK), Totally Work Wear (TWW) and Fashion Biz in a partnership that will see more than 200 old EPA uniforms sent overseas to Africa and East Timor.

Preview of Waste Expo 2013

12 September, 2013

From 9-10 October, Waste Expo will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, featuring hundreds of products, live demonstrations, equipment showcases and new technology displays across all areas of waste management, recycling and sustainability.

Changing the tone of efficient practice with sustainability reporting

10 September, 2013 by Michael Wilson, General Manager Business Operations - Customer Support Organisation at Fuji Xerox Australia

When it comes to boosting organisational efficiency, seemingly small things often make the biggest difference. For document services providers, print toner turns out to be one such source of inefficiency.

Environmentally friendly fertiliser comes to the King Country

02 September, 2013

New Zealand agricultural lime and magnesium producer Rorisons RMD has teamed up with Hawke's Bay-based fertiliser and lime company Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate to manufacture the latter's fertiliser in the King Country. Rorisons Managing Director Mike Rorison says it's a cost-effective opportunity for King Country and Waikato farmers.

NZ waste policies stuck in the past, says environmental law expert

27 June, 2013

An environmental law expert has presented a paper claiming New Zealand’s waste policies are stuck in the 19th century.

Review of Australia’s international waste-related reporting obligations

29 May, 2013

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has released the Review of Australia’s international waste-related reporting obligations.

Publication of waste and recycling reports

17 May, 2013

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has released the Hazardous Waste Data Assessment. The department has also released Organics Recycling in Australia - Industry Statistics 2011.

WastED Time - partnering with local councils to fill the gap on waste education

13 May, 2013

SITA Australia introduced the WastED Time program to provide waste education to primary schools.

Cleansing of contaminated sites in Melbourne’s western suburbs gets go-ahead

06 May, 2013

VCAT has given approval for the decontamination of polluted soil sites across Melbourne’s western suburbs.

Recycling, waste minimisation and waste-to-energy to gain traction

17 April, 2013

‘Australian Municipal Waste Management - Voice of the Customer Study’ is Frost & Sullivan’s recently completed study that analysed feedback from 42 councils across all states and territories in Australia.

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