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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The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (the ‘Council’) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rose Read as its new CEO, effective August 1. Rose is a seasoned CEO with experience leading both commercial and not-for-profit organisations including AMTA’s MobileMuster and Clean Up Australia. She has 20 years experience in the waste, recycling and

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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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