Waste management is an international issue, with the actions taken by one country bound to affect others. In order to effectively manage waste in a global economy, producers, consumers and other groups have a responsibility to not only recycle or re-use products, but also to make this process as efficient as possible.
The City of Ballarat has received pro bono consulting on waste management after winning a US$500,000 grant from the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge. The city was one of only two Australian cities, and 16 worldwide, to be awarded the grant in 2014.
Sustainability Victoria CEO Stan Krpan has announced $3.2 million in Victorian Government funding to develop new transfer stations and resource recovery centres at closing landfill sites in rural and regional Victoria, in addition to the $600,000 already allocated to build new transfer stations on the sites of closed landfills.
In an effort to discourage smokers from discarding their cigarette butts on the street, the City of Sydney has launched the YUK anti-butt campaign. From 17 September to 2 October, visitors to Wynyard Park will find a 2 x 5 m Perspex sign made out of cigarette butts, spelling out the word "yuk".
Waste Choices, an online marketplace for waste management and recycling, is suitable for businesses wanting a simple, fast, transparent, and compliant solution for waste collection, recycling, treatment and disposal.
As part of Keep Australia Beautiful Week (25-31 August), the National Litter Index (NLI) 2013-14 has been released. The report shows that the occurrence of litter nationally is continuing an overall downward trend.
The GaiaRecycle range, distributed by Eco Guardians, allows diversion of food waste from landfill so that it can be dehydrated and sterilised at source to create nutrient-rich fertiliser or a renewable energy source.
A trial of underground communal rubbish chutes in a Sydney inner-city suburb has replaced an unsightly, cluttered bin bay with new recycling and waste chutes linked to an underground storage system.
The City of Sydney took part in the Household Chemical CleanOut earlier this month, collecting more than 27 tonnes of unwanted hazardous materials from residents.
The 7th edition of the Industry Code of Practice for the Management of Biohazardous Waste (including Clinical & Related wastes) - formerly the Industry Code of Practice for the Management of Clinical and Related Wastes - will be launched on 23 July at the National Energy from Waste Symposium.
A new study by researchers from RMIT University's Centre for Design and Society has found planning meals is crucial to cutting household food waste, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has released the study 'Global Municipal Solid Waste Management Services Market', covering the collection, landfilling, recycling, biological treatment, incineration and re-use segments of the market.
Australia generates 48 Mt/year of waste (latest National Waste Data Report 2014). Despite steady increases in the rate of recovery (average 52%), the waste generated between 2002 and 2009 grew by 40%, while the population increased by only 10% (SoE Report NSW, 2013). There are more of us and we are generating more waste each year per person.
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The City of Sydney has announced that it has diverted almost 70% - or about 20,000 tonnes - of its household waste from landfill each year. This makes it one of seven councils in NSW to exceed the state government's target of diverting 66% of household waste from landfill by 2014.