Environmental solutions provider Veolia has acquired Ellwaste Waste and Recycling Services — one of the largest privately owned waste management companies in rural Victoria.
Registrations have officially opened for Waste Expo Australia 2017, a waste and resource recovery event taking place from 11–12 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
A City of Sydney plan to 'Leave Nothing to Waste' will introduce new residential waste collection streams to increase recycling and set a path to zero waste.
The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) has elected Garth Lamb as its new national president for a term of two years.
Utility company SUEZ has been awarded a seven-year waste collections contract for the City of Parramatta.
The Smartsensor platform enables waste managers to gain a bird's-eye view of their waste network, know the fullness levels of rubbish bins and report clearly and accurately in real time.
An Australian initiative to keep waste paint out of landfill has been an immediate success, with the industry-run Paintback scheme collecting more than one million kilograms of unwanted paint in its first year.
An environmental trial that took place in New Zealand in February has proved successful, with 61% of waste from three major summer events diverted from landfill.
Tinki.nl, a Dutch dog website, and its partner Space53, an international test centre for drones, have developed two drones to first detect and then collect dog poo from the streets.
Trust is a very important factor in getting people to opt into change. This article discusses the need for 'soft power' in driving the circular economy.
Operation Clean Sweep, originally developed in the US to reduce pellet loss in the plastics industry, has launched in Australia.
The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against two major wipes manufacturers, alleging they each made false or misleading representations in relation to supposedly 'flushable' wipes marketed and supplied in Australia.
When considering the likelihood of recycling versus waste going to landfill, is plastic, paper or compostable food packaging better for the environment?
A trial run by Closed Loop Environmental Solutions has seen separate bins for takeaway coffee cups introduced in three buildings in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Three-bin waste systems are becoming the norm in many regions of Australia, but some councils are uncertain about implementing such a service.