Every minute, a million plastic drinking bottles and 9 million single-use plastic bags are produced worldwide, contributing to the 300 million tonnes of plastic waste we generate each year. Much of this ends up in the environment, where it can persist for centuries.
Tasmania has signaled its intention to have a container deposit scheme (CDS) in full effect by 2022, with Victoria to follow by 2022/23.
The Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) aims to drive a billion dollar transformation of Australia’s waste and recycling capacity.
The construction industry contributes to almost all types of pollution and is responsible for over 30% of the extraction of natural resources, as well as 25% of solid waste generated in the world. With more emphasis being placed on sustainability and the circular economy, especially in construction, Fairview is taking a proactive approach to enhance […]
With unprecedented incentives and opportunities in recycling, the ground is shifting towards Australian re-processing of valuable commodities. But markets need to be developed to take up more recyclables.
The Australian New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) has recently released a report calling for an expansion of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme to keep valuable materials in circulation.
Landfills are like big vacuum cleaners – they suck up waste and resources indiscriminately. The cheaper the landfill price, the greater the suction power and the more potentially recoverable recyclables they suck in, over a wider geography. Landfill’s greatest strength –that it can dispose of almost anything- is also its greatest weakness. It can dispose […]
The new guidelines have been released by the NSW Government in the aims of boosting the use of asphalt containing recycled crushed glass on infrastructure projects.
Authorisation from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has allowed the Battery Stewardship Council (BSC) to establish and operate a levy scheme to help manage the recycling of all types of expired batteries.
Seeking to phase out the export of 645,000 tonnes of unprocessed plastic, paper, glass and tyres annually, the Bill has been introduced in 2020.