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9 August 2019

NZ moves on regulated product stewardship

The New Zealand Government is proposing a new way to deal with environmentally harmful products before they become waste, including plastic packaging and bottles, as part of a wider plan to avoid rubbish ending up in landfill. Associate Minister for the Environment, Eugenie Sage released a public consultation document titled, “Proposed priority products and priority … Continue reading NZ moves on regulated product stewardship

5 August 2019

Climate Change Authority seeks input on Australia’s commitments under the Paris Agreement

The Climate Change Authority has released a consultation paper on updating its previous advice to Government on policies to meet Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement. Since the Authority last provided its advice to Government on the policy toolkit required to meet the Paris Agreement, a number of developments have occurred … Continue reading Climate Change Authority seeks input on Australia’s commitments under the Paris Agreement

24 July 2019

Stewardship for solar panels attracts attention

As rooftop solar continues to boom, the future fate of photovoltaic panels is attracting greater scrutiny including active investigation of a national stewardship scheme to manage their recovery, refurbishment and recycling. A recent story by ABC News investigated the growing pressure to ensure that end-of-life solar panels do not end up in landfill, especially given … Continue reading Stewardship for solar panels attracts attention

23 July 2019

A circular economy policy for Victoria

The transition to a circular economy is underway across industries, sectors and communities. Noteworthy practical measures are in play as are policy development processes across all levels of government. The Victorian Government has also commenced public consultation on developing a circular economy policy and action plan to be released in late 2019. An issues paper … Continue reading A circular economy policy for Victoria

13 June 2019

New waste-related regulations for Queensland

How your business can identify early opportunities to improve environmental performance and prepare accordingly. The schedule of waste-related Environmentally Relevant Activities (ERAs) has remained largely unchanged since they were introduced on 1990s. Since this time there have been significant changes in waste management practices, the emergence of new waste technologies and improvements in risk-based waste … Continue reading New waste-related regulations for Queensland

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