Waste > Landfill

On-tap bubbles save glass from landfill

12 March, 2020

Only 57% of glass we put into our recycling bins is actually recycled, with the remaining 43% destined for landfill.

Partnership strengthens fight against commercial food waste

17 December, 2019

SUEZ and Yume have joined forces to tackle commercial food waste and combat the 4.1 million tonnes of surplus food going to waste each year.

Making landfills a thing of the past

01 November, 2019

The Repurpose It C&D washing plant in Victoria converts typically untreatable waste materials into high-value resources.

Brownfield landfill: the battle for airspace is won on the ground

28 October, 2019 by Nigel Ruxton

For the waste management sector, 'airspace' — a landfill's capacity to accept waste — equates to revenue.

Recycled product innovation gets funding boost

08 October, 2019

Sustainability Victoria is providing $1.6 million in funding to projects that are developing products sourced from recycled glass, plastic, paper and e-waste.

Coles to trial zero waste to landfill store

30 September, 2019

Coles is trialling a zero waste to landfill supermarket at Wentworth Point to kickstart a boost in sustainable processes throughout its stores.

Researchers make biocomposites from discarded stone

26 September, 2019

Researchers at The University of British Columbia Okanagan are using polymers and natural stone slurry waste to make environmentally friendly stone composites.

Two-day hackathon brainstorms better food future

17 September, 2019

UNSW and OzHarvest joined forces in early September to host a hackathon, where students workshopped the question: how can we reduce residential food waste in high-density urban environments?

City of Sydney trials food scrap project

27 August, 2019

More than 4000 homes are participating in a City of Sydney trial to divert food scraps from landfill by turning them into green energy or plant fertiliser.

Where to place your bins for collection

16 November, 2018

Bin placement tips for rubbish collection day.

Leachate — what is it and why is it a problem?

13 September, 2018

When you hear the word leachate, what comes to mind?

Odour management in landfills

11 December, 2017

Odour management has always been an underlying challenge when it comes to waste management activities such as landfills.

Australia's glass recycling crisis: the industry responds

09 August, 2017 by Lauren Davis

A damning report on ABC's Four Corners program has revealed that it is currently cheaper to stockpile and landfill glass waste than to recycle it.

What's the problem with New Zealand's landfill levy?

03 July, 2017

With hundreds of thousands of tonnes of re-usable and recyclable materials going to landfill each year in New Zealand, a new report by Eunomia has proposed raising the country's landfill levy from the current $10 per tonne to as high as $140 per tonne.

A safeguard against illegal dumping — section 143 notices

02 November, 2016 by Mike Ritchie, Director, MRA Consulting

We all hear the horror stories of illegal landfill operations. What happens, however, when waste is recycled by placing it on land?

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