Waste > Management

Sydney's plan for zero household waste

21 June, 2017

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.


SUEZ wins waste contract for Parramatta

14 June, 2017

Utility company SUEZ has been awarded a seven-year waste collections contract for the City of Parramatta.


Solar Bins Australia Smartsensor ultrasonic sensor and software management system

01 June, 2017

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.


Paint disposal scheme celebrates one year of operation

17 May, 2017

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.


Compostable food packaging trialled in Christchurch

11 May, 2017

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.


Drones to fight dog poo

29 March, 2017

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 in the circular economy

17 March, 2017 by Maartje Sevenster*

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 to properly manage our plastic pellets

15 February, 2017

Operation Clean Sweep, originally developed in the US to reduce pellet loss in the plastics industry, has launched in Australia.


Flushable wipes manufacturers taken to court

15 December, 2016

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.


Let it go, let it go… in the right bin, please

08 December, 2016

When considering the likelihood of recycling versus waste going to landfill, is plastic, paper or compostable food packaging better for the environment?


Separate bins for takeaway coffee cups

26 November, 2016

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 systems — the new waste reform front

18 November, 2016 by James Moverley, MRA Consulting Group

Three-bin waste systems are becoming the norm in many regions of Australia, but some councils are uncertain about implementing such a service.


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.


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