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The responsibility of corporates to take on the food waste challenge in Australia

24 November, 2017 by Ria Smith, Health, Safety & Environment Director, Australia

It is no surprise that food waste in Australia is a significant issue. As the population grows, so too does its food needs, and with this increase in food production comes an inevitable increase in food waste.

City of Sydney expands waste collection services

26 October, 2017 by Lauren Davis

The City of Sydney has announced what it claims is the most comprehensive strategy to tackle residential waste in Australia, which will see the City trial separate weekly residential rubbish collections for food waste and textiles as well as introduce weekly e-waste pick-ups.

Innovation and collaboration on show at Waste Expo Australia 2017

23 October, 2017

Waste Expo Australia is over for another year, with the annual conference and exhibition inspiring and educating more than 3000 visitors from the waste management and resource recovery sector across two days earlier this month.

Victoria bans the bag

19 October, 2017

The Andrews Labor government will ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags in Victoria.

Waste containment to play a key role in NYC rat reduction plan

04 October, 2017

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a US$32 million, multi-agency plan to reduce the city's rat population, targeting the three most infested parts of the city.

WMAA launches Waste of Origin pledge

25 September, 2017 by Lauren Davis

The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) is calling on members, operators and stakeholders in the waste sector to sign the 'Waste of Origin' pledge.

CRC to fight food waste currently seeking approval

19 September, 2017 by Lauren Davis

With 42% of food produced in Australia currently ending up as waste — either during the production and manufacturing stages or via the end consumer — over 50 industry and research organisations have come together to do something about it.

A new way of treating waste

11 September, 2017

Veolia's Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) facility officially opened on Friday, 8 September in Tarago, 240 km southwest of Sydney. The facility will receive household waste from a number of Sydney councils and is set to change the way we process our red-lidded bins' contents.

Electric residential waste collection truck launched in New Zealand

07 September, 2017

Christchurch is putting a 100% electric residential waste collection truck into service.

Solving Sydney's plastic bottle problem

11 August, 2017

Sydney Water is removing over 1 million plastic bottles from Sydney waterways each year — and is calling on customers to help with the problem.

Cooking up a new method for mercury removal

11 August, 2017

An international team of scientists has devised a new way to extract the neurotoxin mercury from the environment — and their secret ingredient is cooking oil.

Cleanaway awarded waste management contract with Chevron

08 August, 2017

Cleanaway has been awarded a contract for the provision of waste management services to Chevron Australia.

The 'Great Ocean' road to smarter waste management

07 August, 2017

Solar Bins Australia has deployed its BigBelly Solar smart waste management solution along the Great Ocean Road for Surf Coast Shire in Lorne, Victoria.

Long-term waste recovery plans for Victoria announced

10 July, 2017

The Victorian government has announced a series of long-term plans for waste and resource recovery across six regions — Barwon South West, Gippsland, Goulburn Valley, Grampians Central West, Loddon Mallee and the North East.

Veolia acquires Ellwaste to grow Victorian waste business

04 July, 2017

Environmental solutions provider Veolia has acquired Ellwaste Waste and Recycling Services — one of the largest privately owned waste management companies in rural Victoria.

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