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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.

Kerbside green waste collection coming to Hobart

22 April, 2016

The City of Hobart has awarded utility company Veolia a contract for a new fortnightly kerbside green waste collection service.

What is holding back waste-to-energy developments in Australia?

12 April, 2016 by Chani Lokuge*

Chani Lokuge examines the obstacles preventing Australia from joining the global waste-to-energy market, and how they can be overcome.

SUEZ acquires Perthwaste for $87 million

07 April, 2016

French utility company SUEZ has entered into an agreement to acquire Perthwaste, a waste management service provider in WA, for $87 million.

Council amalgamations and waste management integration

01 April, 2016

Some NSW councils are about to amalgamate. As a result, the councils affected will have to plan for eventual integration of their residential and commercial waste services.

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