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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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On 25 June, Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management the Hon. Trevor Evans MP visited Alex Fraser’s newly opened sustainable asphalt and glass recycling plant. Evans toured the facility with Alex Fraser Managing Director Peter Murphy and NWRIC CEO Rose Read. Industry is pleased to have the Assistant Minister engage quickly with emerging recycling

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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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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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