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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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