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  • SA waste sector to discuss new industry association

    The SA waste sector has been invited to meet next month to discuss the viability of establishing a new waste and recycling association for the state.
  • Australia needs real product stewardship: Musgrove

    A global oversupply of waste is impacting secondary commodity prices, says Australian Council of Recycling CEO Grant Musgrove, and it is time for Australia to have both a business and policy conversation.
  • NSW CDS – questions remain

    Should the NSW container deposit scheme (CDS) have one or multiple scheme coordinators? And what should the recovery targets be? These are the questions the NSW EPA will soon be seeking feedback on.
  • Zero Waste SA is back

    Although CEO Vaughan Levitzke told delegates who attended last week’s Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE) in Sydney the organisation never left.
  • Veolia reports strong growth though not in Australia

    Veolia has announced its 2016 first half results, which the company said continued to show strong growth. Revenue from its Australian business however, has declined.

Michael, David and John, stop littering!

In 2015-16, more than 60% of litterers reported in Victoria were male, with the most common names being Michael, David, and John respectively.   - more

65,000t of waste discovered at illegal waste facility

The NSW EPA has fined an illegal waste facility in Badgerys Creek, 51km west of Sydney, and its director after discovering in excess of 65,000 tonnes of waste at the site last year.   - more

NT parties ignore waste and recycling

Waste, Recycling Industry Association NT (WRINT) has given the territory’s political parties and policy platforms a “fail mark” for ignoring recycling and waste management in their discussions.   - more

Bingo sale process begins

Macquarie Capital has reportedly sent out a marketing flyer to potential buyers of skip bins and waste management company Bingo Industries.   - more

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