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The Prime Minister’s August announcement to ban the export several waste types is a welcomed development. It has the potential to reboot local reprocessing and markets for recovered materials, writes Rose Read, CEO of the NWRIC. First, just the facts. As part of the Council of Australian Governments communique on 9 August 2019 – the

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Construction recyclers do most of the heavy lifting in Australian recycling, but several stones remain in the gears to drive its future, writes Rose Read, CEO of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC). The trend isn’t hard to spot, behind the successful recycling strategy of any city are construction and demolition (C&D) recycling

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Ministers met with the waste and recycling industry on 6 August in Melbourne to discuss solving recycling challenges, developing markets for recycled materials, new infrastructure capacity, and how waste levies should be managed and reinvested into the sector. Engaging with industry at the event were Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

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With all the recent discussion about plastic exports, it’s easy to forget that organics remains our single largest recycling opportunity, writes Rose Read CEO of the National Waste Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC). The numbers speak for themselves, according to the National Waste Report, Australia generated 30 million tonnes of organic material in 2016-17. Of this

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Earlier this week, Victorians were faced with the news that their recycling could be headed straight for landfill after recycling plant SKM decided to shut its doors to over 30 councils. Rose Read, NWRIC CEO speaks to 2SER about solutions to the problem. It’s another blow to the industry a year after China decided to

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The National Waste Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) attended the Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly in Canberra to promote a shared approach to build a resilient resource recovery sector and a circular economy. The National General Assembly is the largest gathering of local councils in Australia, and is attended by mayors, councillors and general

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The National Waste & Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday of the appointment of the Hon. Sussan Ley MP to Minister for Environment, the Hon. Trevor Evans MP to Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environment Management and the Hon. Warren Entsch MP as Special Envoy to reduce plastic waste

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The inaugural Recycling & Waste Policy Report Card on the Federal election policies of the ALP, Coalition and the Greens has found unprecedented political interest and progress in improving Australia’s resource recovery system. With independent expert consultancy support by Equilibrium, the Report Card, released today, has been done by the major industry associations in the

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