Commonwealth Safeguard Mechanism Review
The NWRIC submits that carbon prices are an inappropriate tool to regulation greenhouse gas emissions from landfills. Instead, we should focus on programs which divert organics from landfill to agriculture or land rehabilitation.
Management of PFOS/FPAS – The industry response
PFOS/PFAS is an important emerging persistent organic pollutant listed under the Stockholm Convention. The waste and recycling industry supports a risk based, precautionary principal approach to the management of PFOS/PFAS in water.
Unnecessary Interstate waste transport – Peter Lyons Inquiry in Queensland
The NWRIC has proposed ‘levy portability’ as a solution to unnecessary interstate waste transport.
The Commonwealth Review of the waste management industry
The NWRIC welcomes the recent Commonwealth Review of the waste management industry.
Energy recovery – The NSW EfW Inquiry
Key to improving Australia’s waste management services is good planning, with development needed in line with the waste hierarchy.
Food waste reduction – Anaerobic digesters for food waste
In response to the national food waste strategy, the NWRIC has written on the potential for anaerobic digesters to help turn a waste into a resource.
Gold Coast City – Local Law No 20 (Waste Management) 2017
The NWRIC took the opportunity to offers its views on Local Law No 20 (Waste Management) 2017 – proposed by Gold Coast City.
The Council expressed concern that the proposed law extends well beyond servicing residential domestic kerbside collection – where we recognise that aggregated services can provide benefit – into commercial waste collection.
While economies of scale have provided benefit for residential kerbside collection systems, the extensive experience of industry indicate this approach does not offer the same benefit in commercial collection markets.
It is our experience that commercial businesses are best served by competitive waste services – where competitive pricing, flexible collection systems, more recycling and up to date innovation are combined to offer the best consumer service possible.
Emissions Reduction Fund – Crediting Period Review
The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council submit that without crediting period extension for landfill gas contracts under the Emissions Reduction Fund, the quality of Australia’s landfill gas assets will decline to a regulatory baseline.