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Victorian Litter Innovation Fund released

21 September, 2016 by James Moverley, MRA Consulting Group

Sustainability Victoria (SV) has released Round 2 of the Victorian Litter Innovation Fund.

Melbourne CBD adds more BigBelly bins

19 August, 2016

The City of Melbourne has installed eight more BigBelly bins with smart sensor technology, following a successful trial of six bins in busy CBD locations.

Resource recovery — an important step towards a sustainable future

18 July, 2016 by Richard Pittard, Head of Health, Safety and Environment, Cleanaway

Since the introduction of kerbside recycling collections in the 1980s, the industry, and the technology we use, has consistently evolved. Today's resource recovery and recycling efforts are exploring new ways to recycle more items than ever before, reducing the amount of residual 'waste' going to landfill — and even then, not leaving any resource untapped.

Australia's lagging e-waste laws

12 July, 2016

Australia's management of electronic waste is poorly implemented, lags behind international best practice and is based on outdated recycling targets, according to researchers from UNSW.

The time for action on climate change is now

11 July, 2016 by Mike Ritchie, Director MRA Consulting

Ten houses at Collaroy, Sydney, slipping into the sea certainly made headlines last month. However, the federal government's own report has shown that a 1-metre rise in sea level would place up to 247,000 houses at risk.

A free conference for the waste industry

07 July, 2016

Waste Summit 2016, held as part of Waste Expo from 4–5 October, is a free-to-attend conference on waste management and resource recovery.

Cleanaway acquires Waste 2 Resources

05 July, 2016

Waste management provider Cleanaway has announced the acquisition of Brisbane-based business Waste 2 Resources, effective as of 1 July.

Wipes remain unflushable, says CHOICE

29 June, 2016

Kimberly-Clark has introduced its 'new and improved' Kleenex Flushable Wipes, reformulating the product to break down faster than the old wipes — but CHOICE is still dissatisfied with the product.

Local organics action to help the Great Barrier Reef

23 June, 2016 by Virginia Brunton and Mike Ritchie

The Great Barrier Reef is exposed to increasing pressures from climate change, rising sea temperatures, ocean acidification, land-based run-off and other pressures.

Zero waste to landfill at 600 Unilever sites

26 May, 2016

Unilever has announced that it is currently sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill across more than 600 sites in 70 countries, including factories, warehouses, distribution centres and offices.

WMAA announces new directors

20 May, 2016

At the AGM of the Waste Management Association of Australia, WMAA President Miranda Ransome announced the newest appointees to the association's board of directors.

Waste management with the IoT

20 May, 2016

The municipality of Rotterdam is to introduce the second phase of its Paper and Cardboard Waste Fractions project with Enevo and its Dutch partner, TWS.

ABA supports certified compostable bags

18 May, 2016

The Australasian Bioplastics Association has called for support of certified compostable bags as an alternative to single-use lightweight plastic bags, which have already been banned in South Australia, the ACT, the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

State of waste 2016 — Part 2

05 May, 2016 by Mike Ritchie*

We are still a long way from achieving each state government's recycling targets. This article investigates the key reforms required, as well as the role of government, in order to move closer to these targets.

State of waste 2016 — Part 1

28 April, 2016 by Mike Ritchie*

Australians now produce about 50 million tonnes of waste each year, averaging over two tonnes per person. There are more of us and we generate more waste per person, each year.

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