Sustainability Victoria (SV) has released Round 2 of the Victorian Litter Innovation Fund.
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.
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 management of electronic waste is poorly implemented, lags behind international best practice and is based on outdated recycling targets, according to researchers from UNSW.
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.
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.
Waste management provider Cleanaway has announced the acquisition of Brisbane-based business Waste 2 Resources, effective as of 1 July.
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.
The Great Barrier Reef is exposed to increasing pressures from climate change, rising sea temperatures, ocean acidification, land-based run-off and other pressures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.