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NWRIC CEO Week in Review

For the latest news from the NWRIC CEO

26 November 2021

  • NWRIC meets: Shadow Assistance Minister for the Environment attends and waste export bans on the agenda
  • National Recovered Material Specifications – Project update webinar
  • Queensland waste levy review brought forward by six months
  • Australian Bioenergy Roadmap released

12 November 2021

  • Victorian Waste to Energy Framework finalised
  • Public nominations sought for Minister’s List
  • Untangling Queensland’s Waste Levy Conundrum- New report from WRIQ
  • Review of NSW Resource Recovery Framework
  • Waste tyre export rules finalised
  • Controlling non-hazardous e-waste under the Basel Convention
  • Growth in hazardous waste volumes

22 October 2021

  • Tasmania releases waste progress report and draft bill on climate change
  • NWRIC welcomes pledge by off road tyre importers to join Tyre Stewardship Australia
  • ‘The future of plastics and the circular economy’- Society of Plastics Engineers annual conference

15 October 2021

  • Climate change, carbon markets and the waste and resource recovery industry
  • Resource recovery industry response to COVID-19 applauded as restrictions ease
  • Veolia’s Richard Kirkman to speak at Waste Expo Australia
  • Sustainability Victoria seeking input on their 2030 strategy
  • E-Stewardship in Australia Evidence Report identifies resource recovery opportunities and hotspots

8 October 2021

  • Funding awarded for PVC remanufacturing project
  • National standard for waste data released
  • Funding guidelines released for Healthy Soils Fund
  • Australian plastics flows and fates study released
  • Waste Expo Australia heads online in 2021

24 September 2021

  • Industry views sought on export of waste tyres, PFAS disposal options, managing recovered fines and organics
  • National Food Waste Strategy feasibility study released

17 September 2021

  • New national funding for recycling in regional and remote communities
  • Landfill gas electricity generators gain five extra years to earn credits
  • NSW Energy from Waste Infrastructure Plan released

10 September 2021

  • 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan Released
  • Changes to waste tyre export rules- have your say

27 August 2021

  • NWRIC meets: Concern over PFAS & State Affiliate updates
  • Queensland Waste and Recycling Regulations up for review
  • New report: Advanced recycling technologies to address Australia’s plastic waste
  • Safeguard Mechanism- consultation on the landfill capture efficiency rate

20 August 2021

  • Oil Product Stewardship Scheme Independent Review Released
  • South Australian parliamentary inquiry into PFAS
  • Recycler manufacturer joint ventures way of the future to drive greater resource recovery
  • Victorian Waste to Energy Framework update

13 August 2021

  • Have your say- National Material Specifications for Sorting and Processing Facilities Project
  • NSW Parliamentary Committee report on inquiry into Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment (Plastics Reduction) Bill 2021 released
  • NWRIC CEO to deliver keynote at Waste Expo Australia

6 August 2021

  • NWRIC to host webinars on National Material Specifications for Sorting and Processing Facilities Project
  • NWRIC welcomes Queensland Transport Department’s focus on using recycled materials
  • Queensland releases Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Report

30 July 2021

  • Central Australian Legacy Waste Project – WRINT receives grant
  • WRIQ in the media
  • NWRIC State Affiliates in the news

23 July 2021

  • NWRIC, ACOR and government collaborate to improve Australia’s resource recovery
  • AWRE cancelled for 2021
  • Queensland Government, Commonwealth announce RMF funding
  • The pluses and minuses of government grants to the waste and resource recovery sector

9 July 2021

  • Sims Resource Renewal to pilot hydrogen recovery from Automobile Shredder Residue (ASR)
  • National survey on benefits and effectiveness of waste and recycling grants
  • NWRIC in the news

2 July 2021

  • Waste export ban on mixed plastics now in force
  • ‘Getting to 80%’- New Resource Recovery Summit to be held at AWRE
  • Levies on the move and under review
  • NWRIC in the news

18 June 2021

  • NSW releases 20 year waste strategy
  • WA Government releases Plan for Plastics
  • NSW releases finalised Energy from Waste Policy Statement
  • Carbon industry code of conduct fully operational from July

10 June 2021

  • Tasmania CRS- public consultation now open
  • NWRIC CEO at ALGA National General Assembly
  • AWRE 2021- Sydney 25-26 August

4 June 2021

  • NWRIC presents at NSW Parliamentary inquiry into plastic reduction
  • AORA Conference fast approaching
  • Specifications for PET and HDPE now published

28 May 2021

  • NWRIC meets in nation’s capital
  • ANZPAC Plastics Pact launched but mandating targets is key
  • New rules apply for waste plastic exports- apply for a licence now
  • Preventing fires in waste stockpiles
  • Healthy soils and organic waste- AORA presentation

14 May 2021

  • 2021-22 Federal Budget- Organics, Food Waste and Product Stewardship
  • NWRIC backs WA’s Roads to Reuse program for national adoption
  • Energising resource recovery: the Australian opportunity
  • AORA Conference

7 May 2021

  • Waste export ban on mixed plastics- is Australia ready?
  • Victoria’s new waste pollution laws to commence shortly

26 March 2021

  • Harmonisation of Regulations across the states- waste data

19 March 2021

  • PFAS contamination and its management- masterclass
  • Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence officially launched

12 March 2021

  • NEPM Used Packaging Review- NWRIC calls for single national regulation and independent body to manage implementation
  • Fast facts: Economic contribution
  • Webinar for members on battery storage and transport

5 March 2021

  • Launch of National Plastics Plan
  • State and territory progress on banning single-use plastics
  • Fast facts: Reducing Emission
  • Success for Future Waste Resources Convention held on the Gold Coast

26 February 2021

  • NWRIC priorities confirmed for 2021
  • Fast facts: Creating 43 million tonnes of resources out of waste
  • AORA releases national 10- year strategy

19 February 2021

  • Waste to Energy infrastructure to bolster resource recovery targets
  • Fast facts: Thousands of waste and recycling asset creating economic value
  • Future Waste Resources Convention in Queensland 1-3 March

12 February 2021

  • Queensland last to commit to recycling infrastructure investment
  • Fast facts:  Industry leaders in job creation
  • Review of Used Packaging Materials NEPM and the Australian Packaging Covenant
  • CRC-P Round 11 is now open

5 February 2021

  • Waste and recycling sector contribution to Australia’s economy, society and environment – new report
  • National Waste Report 2020 released
  • CSIRO’s Circular Economy Roadmap released
  • Tasmania’s Container Refund Scheme model announced
  • Tasmania announces waste levy

17 December 2020

  • Federal Parliamentary Committee identifies barriers to innovation in waste
  • States slow to make Recycling Modernisation Fund available to industry
  • New national recycling and waste laws and waste glass export ban rule in place
  • Vic EPA proposed 2021 regulations released to help industry prepare
  • 2020 a year in review and looking to 2021
  • NWRIC wishes everyone a safe and happy festive season and a prosperous 2021.

4 December 2020

  • Spotlight on NSW waste levy
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill sitting in the Senate
  • WRIQ future leaders

27 November 2020

  • Victorian state budget handed down – NWRIC responds
  • That’s a wrap – success for AWRE held online for first time
  • Australian first: WRIQ launches intern program for waste, recycling and circular economy sector

20 November 2020

  • Register now for next week’s Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo

13 November 2020

  • ABS publish 2018-19 Waste Account – waste generation up
  • WRIWA wins award for kerbside recycling guidelines
  • Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo is fast approaching
  • Queensland appoints new Environment Minister

6 November 2020

  • Consultation underway on future of ERF concessions for landfill gas method
  • QLD election result – WRIQ secures key commitments
  • Victorian government consults on proposed CDS
  • Waste to energy session at Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE)
  • SAVE THE DATE – Plastics and the Circular Economy Conference: The Virtual Edition

30 October 2020

  • Manufacturing and COVID-19 on NWRIC meeting agenda
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill passes House of Representatives
  • CDS a feature at Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE)

23 October 2020

  • Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill debated
  • New Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence established
  • Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE) – National State of Waste online in 2020

16 October 2020

  • Industry Opportunities in manufacturing a stand-out in Federal Budget
  • Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE) online in 2020

2 October 2020

  • NWRIC’s position on CDS clear
  • Major importers sign up to battery recycling scheme
  • Victorian Government seeks feedback on proposed waste authority and waste and recycling legislation

25 September 2020

  • Review of the Product Stewardship (Oil) Act
  • Clean Energy Regulator takes charge of methods for earning carbon credits
  • NWRIC fronts Senate Committee inquiry into Recycling and Waste Reduction Bills

18 September 2020

  • NWRIC welcomes Veolia’s new CEO and Managing Director
  • Assistant Minister Trevor Evans meets with NWRIC State affiliates
  • Submission to Senate Committee on Recycling and Waste Reduction Bills 2020

11 September 2020

  • NWRIC welcomes Battery Stewardship Scheme but importers must sign up
  • NWRIC welcomes SA ban of single use plastics
  • Tyre stockpile highlights need for state government and tyre industry action

4 September 2020

  • NWRIC thanks Danny Conlon
  • Commonwealth Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020 update
  • WRIQ releases election manifesto ahead of Queensland State election

24 August 2020

  • Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill
  • Women In industry Awards
  • CRC-P grants for recycling and waste innovation

17 August 2020

  • Simms Metals Management aims to divert 1 million tonnes of shredder residue from landfill
  • How to clean up household recycling bin content, mandate single packaging and product labelling system
  • How the coronavirus is slowing efforts to reduce plastic waste
  • Federal Senate hearing on packaging and plastic amendments to product stewardship Act