The Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry has made 45 recommendations to advance Victoria’s waste management and resource recovery system. NWRIC CEO Rose Read outlines which of these recommendations are critical to setting the State on the pathway to a circular economy. For the past four years Victoria’s waste and recycling system has been beset with a number

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2 December 2019 The National Waste Recycling Industry Council (the ‘Council’) is calling on Premier Daniel Andrews to intervene in the City of Kingston’s decision of 25 November that has denied the extension of the Alex Fraser Group recycling facility at Clarinda. Speaking about the City of Kingston’s decision, the NWRIC CEO Rose Read said,

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29 November 2019 The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (the ‘Council’) met with Commonwealth Environment Minister, the Honourable Sussan Ley MP at its quarterly meeting in Canberra on 27 November 2019, and held discussions including how to best implement the waste export bans. At the meeting members of the NWRIC indicated their support for

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25 November 2019 Waste export bans won’t deliver the National Waste Policy Action Plan resource recovery targets unless recycled materials are used in packaging, products and infrastructure, writes Rose Read CEO of the NWRIC. Led by the Federal Environment Minister the Hon. Sussan Ley MP, State and Territory Environment Ministers agreed at their recent meeting

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12 November 2019 Last Friday’s Meeting of Environment Ministers’ export ban announcement is in need of urgent adjustment to ensure the timelines are realistic. Its intent is noteworthy however its achievability is seriously constrained unless markets and infrastructure are established in parallel. The National Waste Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) is concerned the COAG proposed waste export bans will

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31 October 2019 Product stewardship is an effective way to deliver cost effective solutions that minimise the impact of products, goods and materials on the environment and human health, writes Rose Read, CEO of the NWRIC. Product stewardship is also an important tool that can drive resource recovery and the circular economy in Australia. What

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4 October 2019 A national approach to levy pricing, adoption of the levy portability principle by all jurisdictions, and more transparent management of levy funds are urgently, required writes Rose Read, CEO of the National Waste Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC). Waste or landfill levies are a key regulatory tool used to improve recycling and fund

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25 September 2019 The Prime Minister’s August announcement to ban the export several waste types is a welcomed development. It has the potential to reboot local reprocessing and markets for recovered materials, writes Rose Read, CEO of the NWRIC. First, just the facts. As part of the Council of Australian Governments communique on 9 August

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Construction recyclers do most of the heavy lifting in Australian recycling, but several stones remain in the gears to drive its future, writes Rose Read, CEO of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC). The trend isn’t hard to spot, behind the successful recycling strategy of any city are construction and demolition (C&D) recycling

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