Recycling

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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A landfill levy discount for residuals would protect recycling writes Alex Serpo, Secretary of the National Waste Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC).   On February 14, the Victorian EPA issued a notice to a long-standing recycling provider to stop accepting material at two of the essential sites serving Melbourne – Maffra Street, Coolaroo and Gilbertson Road,

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The National Waste Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) is calling on Federal, State and Territory Environment Ministers at their meeting this week to appoint a National Waste and Resource Recovery Commissioner to ensure the National Waste Policy will be successful. Australia can no longer ignore the significance of the waste, resource recovery and recycling challenges it

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The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) and the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) now stand together to protect household recycling. At the May 15 NWRIC meeting in Sydney, ALGA President David O’Loughlin met with industry leaders to discuss a solution to the recent import restrictions on recycled materials sent to China. Commonly called

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The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (the ‘Council’) welcomes the April 27 announcement from Minister Frydenberg committing to improve Australia’s waste and recycling capacity. Following the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting on April 27, the Ministers released six action points designed to address China’s recent import restrictions on recycled materials, and improve our

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Following the onset of the Chinese National Sword Program, the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (‘the Council’) calls on each State and Territory to form a ‘recycling task force’ to review their current practices and establish sustainable recycling activities for the future.   Taking effect from January 1, 2018, the Chinese ‘National Sword’ program

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