Industry News

Mallacoota’s innovative journey from kitchen to compost

Sep 17, 2014 Organics

The Victorian coastal town of Mallacoota has almost halved the amount of organic waste that ends up in the kerbside bins headed for landfill, since the introduction of East Gippsland Shire Council’s ‘Kitchen 2 Compost’ program in 2010. Working in collaboration with Gippsland Regional Waste Management Group and the Mallacoota community to deliver the program, […]

10 Reasons to Partner with MobileMuster

Sep 17, 2014 Recycling

As businesses and local councils continue to integrate sustainability initiatives within their policies and systems, where and how a you dispose of old and unused mobiles is increasingly coming to the forefront. We have put together 10 reasons why businesses and councils should partner with MobileMuster, AWRE Product Partner and the mobile phone industry’s official […]

Exhibitor Interview: Mike Davis, Director, Premier Rock Machinery

In today’s 60 seconds interview we speak to Premier Rock Machinery’s  (PRM) Director, Mike Davis about how the company is expanding its existing portfolio, offering the same level of high performance quality products to the waste & recycling industry  . With a strong reputation for supplying above quality products & technical expertise in the earthmoving […]

Exhibitor Interview: Steve Galluzzi, PakMor Waste Equipment General Manager

Pakmor have been manufacturing waste equipment since the early 1970s with one key objective that still remains; to provide superior service to the waste industry. Now exhibiting at  AWRE for the first time, we chat with PakMor’s General Manager, Steve Galluzzi, about what they have in store for this year’s event and what challenges they […]

How to save millions over the life of your landfill

Aug 6, 2014 Landfill

Guest blog by Michael White, Discipline Leader of Civil Infrastructure (Australia), Meinhardt Australia The Victorian EPA’s Best Practice and Environmental Management (BPEM) guidelines released in 2010 requires all new landfill cells (type 2 – municipal solid waste) to have a composite liner system. While it was initially thought that this requirement would only impact the capital […]

UK Councils Troubled by EU Reycling Rules

Jul 4, 2014 Recycling

The United Kingdom may soon have to curtail the amount of rubbish being sent to landfill in the near future. New proposals on recycling by the EU will result in the UK having to divert a large amount of waste away from landfills. The Commission is aiming to see 80% or packaged recycling and 70% […]

Could Landfill be the answer to ERF’s 300Mt Shortfall?

Jun 27, 2014 Landfill

Market analysts RepuTex claim that the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) will be undersupplied when it is introduced in July. In attempt to meet its five per cent emissions target by 2020 the government looks to currently be facing a shortfall of 300 million tonnes, raising the question, could landfills make up a portion of this […]

New institutional changes for Victoria’s waste industry

Nov 13, 2013 Resources

Victoria’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith, has advocated major structural and operational changes to regional waste management in the state. These reforms are aimed at overcoming limitations with current processes and improving coordination between regional and state waste planners, while also bringing Victoria closer to the government’s own agenda for waste governance […]

Spotlight on Planet Ark National Recycling Week 2013

Nov 6, 2013 Recycling

Taking place from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 November 2013, National Recycling Week highlights the ongoing developments in residential and commercial recycling. The event also offers more opportunities for the recycling industry to work with corporations and local councils to boost recycling rates nationwide and identify areas for improvement. About National Recycling Week Founded by […]

Community Recycling Enterprises: Turning Waste into Wages

Nov 1, 2013 Recycling

Community Recycling Enterprises are social enterprises that reduce waste to landfill, while creating vital training and employment for those in their local community most marginalised in the search for work. Community Recycling Enterprises lead by social and environmental mission, while deriving a substantial portion of their income from re-use and recycling, landfill space saved, and […]