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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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The Coalition’s 3rd May announcement, ‘A cleaner environment for all Australians’, reveals a Federal election which has seen the biggest tri-partisan commitment to waste and recycling in Australian history. The Coalition promises follow equally welcome commitments by the Labor Party and the Greens. While the commitments from the parties vary in focus and values, broadly

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The the for government to demonstrate real commitment to positive outcomes. It’s been over four months since environment ministers were presented a refreshed National Waste Policy (NWP), and over 12 months since ministers committed to respond to the China ban. Unfortunately, things happen slowly in waste policy circles.   Read the full article from the

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Australia’s recycling industry is concerned that Sunday’s 60 Minutes program didn’t paint the full picture of Australia’s recycling efforts and didn’t highlight the industry’s contribution of some 50,000 jobs and $15 billion in value, with real potential for more benefits. The report included: a false claim that much of Australia’s plastic waste is being disposed of incorrectly

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