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2020

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - November

Here's our waste management news roundup for November 2020

  • Toowoomba launches mattress processing trial that could divert at least 3000 items from landfill a year
  • Western Australia to phase out single-use plastics by 2023
  • South Australians records Australia's best diversion rates 
  • Tasmanian Budget allocates $30M to waste and resourcerecovery
  • NSW Budget commits $96M to accelerate state's circular economy transition
  • Coles partners with Cleanaway to convert food waste into compost
  • Victorian Govt invests over $300 million into the state's waste and resource recovery sector

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - October

Here's our waste management news roundup for October 2020

  • Woolworths launches new recyclable paper meat trays
  • USYD researchers successfully create environmentally friendly cement
  • Federal Budget reveals $249M boost for the waste and recycling industry
  • Aldi to reduce plastic use in packaging by 25% by 2025
  • 983,000 tonnes of sandstone from Sydney's WestConnex to be repurposed for construction
  • WA's Containers for Change sees 10 million returns within one month
  • Queensland's Logan City is the first local government area in Australia to turn human waste into energy
  • Maryvale WtE facility achieves 3 key milestones

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - September

Here's our waste management news roundup for September 2020

  • 7 projects across NSW have received support of more than $700,000 in grants
  • Soft plastic recycling trial to commence on NSW Central Coast
  • Asahi to construct $45M recycling facility in NSW
  • South Australia is now the first state in Austalia to ban single-use plastics
  • NSW Govt releases new guidelines to boost the use of recycled glass asphalt
  • Cigarette butt waste can now be recycled into bricks
  • Western Australian establishes Containers for Change scheme
  • WA Govt allocated $97,039 to establish fly farm for organic waste recovery   
  • QLD Govt awards $27 million to recycling projects      

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - August

Here's our waste management news roundup for August 2020

  • $57.5 million invested into East Rockingham waste-energy-facility
  • Federal Govt announces $4 million in funding to create new independent entity to drive food waste
  • VIC launches $2.6M Sustainable Infrastructure Fund
  • Magnum's new tubs and lifes for its pints range now full recyclable
  • WWF proposes three Govt actions to halve plastic pollution
  • Sims to open VIC recycling plant as part of 11 global resource renewal facilities
  • ACT to begin formal phase out of single-use plastics
  • NSW commits $10M to boost solr panel recycling
  • Recycling and Waste Reducation Bill introduced into Federal Parliament

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - July

Here's our waste management news roundup for July 2020

  • Job boost expected from $600m recycling scheme as 2024 export ban looms
  • Landfill waste crisis the focus of new research hub 
  • Is Australia on track to halve food waste by 2030? 
  • Sustainability Victoria launches Buy Recycled directory
  • QLD set to pass single-use plastic ban
  • BRII opens $12M environmental challenges funding round
  • EPA VIC grants works approval for WtE facility in Dandenong South
  • NSW commits $185M to Parkes Special Activation Precinct

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - June

Here's our waste management news roundup for June 2020

  • New cold chain study reveals cost of wasted food 
  • NWRIC State Associations update 
  • SA allocates $1.6M in funding to tackle waste spike 
  • Can Australia do better on e-waste? 
  • Construction sector to prioritise 
  • Melbourne to establish two new waste and resource recovery hubs 
  • Could wastewater play a key role in accelerating Australia’s hydrogen industry?
  • First organic waste project to power VIC
  • drumMUSTER collects 35 millionth container
  • Time for Australian newspaper producers to invest in creating market demand 

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - May

Here's our waste management news roundup for May 2020

  • Recycling Victoria: a new economy? Part three 
  • COVID-19 causing plastic waste issues 
  • Clean loop recycling: TOMRA
  • Works begin to support $13M Toowoomba waste facility 
  • WA injects $20M into FOGO
  • SA government moves to ban single use plastics 
  • SA waste management and recycling get a big boost
  • Where to with food waste in Australia 
  • $1B investment could transform Victoria’s waste sector 
  • Councils and alternative waste industry given funding boost

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - April

Here's our waste management news roundup for April 2020

  • City of Parramatta paving the way to a sustainable future 
  • Applications open for $149M environmental science program 
  • New CRC initiative seeks 80 per cent reduction in construction waste
  • UN urges governments to recognise waste as an essential service 
  • ANZPAC Plastics Pact to tackle plastic waste in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands 
  • AFGC: Heading in a circular direction for waste 
  • New research into treating wastewater with steel by-product 
  • 20-Year Waste Strategy
  • Melbourne Council goes digital with recycling app

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - March

Here's our waste management news roundup for March 2020

  • Amatil supports Victorian CDS
  • Bingo opens new Sydney recycling centre 
  • NSW injects $24M into kerbside FOGO
  • NSW proposes levy amendments and mandated government procurement 
  • MWRRG opens EOIs for advanced waste processing facility
  • The roadmap to halve food waste by 2030
  • Recycled first boosts reused demand across construction 
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle for a circular economy

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - February

Here's our waste management news roundup for February 2020

  • VIC Govt makes 100M investment in recycling industry 
  • The future is circular 
  • Tackling contaminated recyclables in bustling Bondi
  • Timber manufactures to conduct energy research
  • Vic government’s $ 2 million in funding to strengthen e-waste sector 
  • Waste projects awarded 20M in CRC grant
  • Victoria will get a cash-for-cans container deposit scheme
  •       Site announced for National Radioactive Waste Facility

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - January

Here's our waste management news roundup for January 2020

  • City of Melbourne installs floating waste bins
  • SA recycles 110,000 plastic bags for infrastructure project
  • Woolworths partners with Sydney Zoo to rescue food waste
  • Customers can now recycle both Glad wrap and snap lock bag products
  • VIC EPA approves Laverton WtE plant
  • Simply Cups reaches 10 million milestone
  • National program launched to give valuable waste materials second life
  • Researchers have found waste glass can be used to improve the strength and durability of concrete 

2019

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - December

Here's our waste management news roundup for December 2019

  • NSW awards $1M to community recycling centres
  • VIC EPA to assess WtE proposal
  • VIC councils awarded $1.25M for kerbside upgrades
  • Victoria's Parliamentary Inquiry - five critical actions
The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - November

Here's our waste management news roundup for November 2019

  • Woolworths launches Loop reusable packaging program
  • Victoria's single-use plastic ban begins
  • QLD CDS achieves 1 billion returns in first year
  • SUEZ-ResourceCo hits one million tonnes of process engineered fuel
  • Coca-Cola and Veolia to establish Australian plastic recycling plant
  • Recycled plastic used to resurface Melbourne streets
  • ACOR launches NSW recycling app
  • Australian researchers find way to extract and reuse polyester from mixed fabrics
The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - October

Here's our waste management news roundup for October 2019

  • Plastic bag litter drops 30 per cent in WA
  • Coles partners with Cleanaway to convert waste into fuel
  • Litter reporting app launched in Tasmania
  • Cleanaway launches waste-to-energy plan
  • VIC commits $1.6M to recycling research projects
  • Single-use plastic bag ban to commence shortly in Victoria
  • Cleanaway acquires SKM Recycling
  • Unilever to eliminate over 100,000 tonnes of plastic packaging by 2025
  • Ikea rolls out nation-wide scheme which saw 1,600 pieces of furniture returned and re-sold
  • Ikea Richmond in Melbourne's CBD diverts over 80 tonnes of food waste
The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - September 2019

Here's our waste management news roundup for September 2019

  • Toowoomba waste transfer facility approved
  • Sydney trials kerbside food waste collection
  • Queensland to develop Australia's first WWTP gasification facility
  • Vineyard dripperlines recycled into 'as new' plastic resin
  • Woolies announces 'circular economy' beer made from unused bread 
  • PhD candidate develops glass waste construction columns
  • Albury Council achives 55% diversion of waste
  • 9 SA councils prioritises purchase ofp roducts made from recyclables 
  • Potential new supply stream in recycled battery products
  • Construction of new Veolia transfer station commences

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - August 2019

Here's our waste management news roundup for August 2019

  • Queensland CDS exceeds annual target three months ahead of schedule
  • Coles donates unsold food waste 
  • Recycled plastic railway sleepers have been installed on Victoria's regional train network
  • City of Melbourne joins other Victorian councils in calling for CDS
  • Fine-dining chefs cook discarded produce to fight food waste
  • Excavated sandstone reused to build new Western Sydney International Airport
  • City of Mitcham installs recycled tyre pavement

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - July 2019

Here's our waste management news roundup for July 2019

  • Victorian e-waste landfill ban take effect in July
  • Queensland levy comes into effect 
  • Australia's largest plastics recycling plant opens
  • Queensland releases waste management strategy
  • Victoria to develop 10-year action plan
  • Bayside reduced 4000 tonnes of waste going to landfill by using recycled asphalt
  • New recycling facility opens in Melbourne 
  • Knox Recycling takes delivery of Australia's first Untha XR shredder

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - June 2019

Here's our waste management news roundup for June 2019

  • New glass recycling plant to process one billion glass bottles annually
  • Downer opens soft plastics asphalt plant in Lake Macquarie
  • Single-use items to be phased out of Sydney venues and events
  • Woolworths implements food waste diversion programs in 100% of its              supermarkets
  • Deakin researchers develop concrete solution for recycled glass
  • Scientists repurposes waste into recyclable plastics
  • Single-use plastic bags banned across Victoria from November 1
  • Aldi announces new packaging commitments
  • Coca-Cola produces Australia's first recycled carbonated soft drink bottle

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - May 2019

Here's our waste management news roundup for May 2019

  • City of  Yarra to trial kerbside glass collection
  • Single-use plastic bottles now banned by Zoos Victoria
  • New composting and renewable energy site opened in SA.
  • Qantas operates world's first zero waste flight
  • Onkaparinga Council to introduce fornightly green bin collection 
  • Cleanaway trials electric waste collection
  • Coles to start selling 'ugly' fruit and vegetables at reduced prices
  • Newly opened Waste treatment plant in Melbourne to process 120,000              tonnes of waste per year 
  • Melbourne can expect more electric waste collection vehicles making                rounds

The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - April 2019

Here's our waste management news roundup for April 2019

  • Green waste bins have now rolled out to all of Canberra
  • NSW's most advanced beverage recycling centre in Granville launched
  • Grants for waste and recycling infrastructure allocated
  • Fuji Xerox opens Eco Manufacturing Centre
  • ACT proposes single-use plastic ban. 
  • Tyre recyclers Toowoomba plant receives environmental green light
  • Container deposit site to open in Queensland's Hervey Bay.

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