Case study: E-recycling initiative

18 November, 2008

Networking solutions company Netgear has launched a new recycling program in Australia that gives its customers a quick and easy way to dispose of their old networking equipment, free of charge.

Recycling industry welcomes landfill levy

14 November, 2008

The recycling and waste management industry said that announcements in the NSW Treasurer’s Mini-Budget would hasten a major increase in recycling in NSW.

Giant composter takes to the road

12 November, 2008

A section of what will be Australia’s largest composting drums will make a slow journey from Welshpool to Neerabup as part of the development of Perth’s $80 million waste management project.  

Company wins award for bin retention system

12 November, 2008

Australian Cosset Industries has won a national environmental award for a product that turns old cash, plastic bags and discarded drink bottles into trashcan holders.

Research shows Australians looking for guidance on global warming

10 November, 2008

Research shows ‘recycling’ is Australia’s most widely understood environmental term and is considered the most practical and tangible way for the public to ‘do their bit’.

Revelations on the recycling habits of Australians

10 November, 2008

Australians are continuing to do the right thing and recycle at home, achieving residential recovery rates for beverage containers of between 75–85%, similar rates to those achieved through South Australia’s container deposit system.

Call for expressions of interest

06 November, 2008

Sustainability Victoria is calling for expressions of interest for projects to develop and implement new collection service models and improved logistics for the recovery of commercial and industrial post-consumer recyclable packaging.

Increased competition through sale of NSW government waste assets

04 November, 2008

SITA Environmental Solutions said the intended sale of the state-owned Waste Services NSW promised to lift competition in the waste management sector bringing lower costs to ratepayers.

Green group calls for 21st century approach to electrical waste

04 November, 2008

Environment Victoria has called on all state and federal environment ministers to stop avoiding the issue of electrical waste and urged them to discuss a new recycling scheme for televisions and fluorescent lights at the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC) meeting.

Drum recycling program approaches milestone

29 October, 2008

The drumMUSTER drum collection and recycling scheme is approaching its 12 million-drum milestone.

Mobile phone recycling now easier in Canberra

29 October, 2008

It is now easier and more convenient for Canberrans to recycle their old mobile phones, batteries, chargers and accessories.

Resource recovery funding

24 October, 2008

Sustainability Victoria is calling for expressions of interest in its grant program for resource recovery. The grant programs contribute to achieving the state's Towards Zero Waste (TZW) Strategy targets to increase resource recovery rates to 75% by 2014.

Waste education and communications project

21 October, 2008

A waste education and communications Roadmap project launched at the Metropolitan Local Governments Waste Forum heralds the beginning of a new era for waste education and communications across metropolitan Melbourne.

Recycling wastes from the steel industry

20 October, 2008

The worldwide steel industry could see waste problems turned into profit using innovative eco-friendly technologies developed by engineers in Australia.

ACCC seeks submissions

10 October, 2008

The ACCC has proposed to allow the Inner Sydney Waste Management Group of Councils to tender and contract for services to transfer, process and dispose of food and garden organic waste and to market and sell any end products in the relevant local government areas.

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