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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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The National Waste Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) welcomes the new waste and recycling policies offered by Labor leader Bill Shorten and Shadow Minister Tony Burke this week, but also calls for a bi-partisan approach to advancing the industry. On Sunday 31 March, the Federal Labor Party released its plan for a cleaner Australia. The plan

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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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