Take a look at the new 4.1 version of the GreenTag Standard – open for review!
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment brings together specialists in urban and regional planning, natural resources, industry, environment, Aboriginal and social housing and regional NSW.
Australia’s 2018 National Waste Report has been released
Plastics have always been a target for environmental protest, and none more so than PVC.
If recycling were a Commonwealth Games sport, Australia would be Trinidad and Tobago. We rank 17 out of the 34 OECD nations in the recycling event, yet we are increasing the amount of waste we generate — up 23 percent between 2006 and 2015. Of course, this is not news to the waste industry. Finding a way to deal with waste is becoming more pressing, as our days of exporting it to other countries are rapidly coming to an end.
The damaging and long-lasting environmental effects of excessive waste has gained significant awareness in recent years. From re-usable coffee cups to the ban on plastic bags, Australian consumers have been making strides in their efforts to recycle, re-use and better dispose of waste. Our industries are helping this cause too, with a growing list of companies investing in packaging that is sustainable, biodegradable and even compostable!
Progressive councils across Australia were already pushing the boundaries on managing municipal waste even before the China import ban, and since then several exciting new initiatives have been announced.
The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has received support from Australia’s largest waste management companies – and has begun operations.
The design phase needs to change for plastic bags to have a future says GRANT MUSGROVE. The debate on plastic bags in Australia is rather unsophisticated and the problem is complex. At the outset, I should say there’s no simple answer, but the issue with plastic bags really arises at the design phase – they’re […]
Local innovators are leading the way on sustainability innovation – learn from three of the best Australia has long been on the global innovation radar across many industries, and now the world sustainability community is sitting up and taking note of a new wave of local environmentally focussed entrepreneurs and innovators coming from ‘the land […]