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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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The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) is calling for the implementation of a regulated product stewardship program for batteries by 2020 to protect critical infrastructure and maximise resource recovery. The members of the NWRIC include Australia’s largest waste and resource recovery companies, which recycle everything from household packaging to oils, electronics, organics and

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In response to the ABC’s Four Corners program on August 7, the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) today released its ‘Industry Roadmap’, a national plan for a circular economy offering regulatory solutions to improve Australia’s waste and recycling industry. While the Council rejects comments by the ABC describing Australia’s waste and recycling industry

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Enforcing landfill levies across State borders will prevent further unnecessary cross border transport of waste, says the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC). Following the ABC’s Four Corners report on August 7, three Government reviews have been commissioned into the Australian waste and recycling industry – a review by a legal expert on behalf

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The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) is calling on all governments to support more targeted spending priorities for landfill levy revenue. In June, NWRIC members ratified industry’s recommendations on how funds raised from Australia’s landfill levies could be spent more effectively. Landfill levies raise close to $1 billion per year across Australia. Speaking

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