3 June 2020

China’s National Sword and Australia’s Response

Following the decision by China in 2019 to introduce extensive new quality requirements on the importation of recyclables,  the global trading environment for secondary materials has changed dramatically. Rick Ralph from Talking Garbology catches up with Nick Harford – Managing Director of Equilibrium, and together they discuss the decision by Australian State, Territory and Federal … Continue reading China’s National Sword and Australia’s Response

25 May 2020

Worksafe Victoria’s New Manslaughter Offences

Protecting the health, safety and welfare of employees and other people at every workplace is an essential activity that requires careful and systematic management. The importance of effective workplace safety has been further highlighted with amendments to Victoria’s laws as they relate to manslaughter offences. More specifically, the Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and … Continue reading Worksafe Victoria’s New Manslaughter Offences

1 April 2020

New EPA Regulations for Victoria 2020

Major reforms to Victoria’s Environment Protection regulations represent a major transformation to how EPA Victoria will operate to protect public health and the environment. In July 2020, the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 will come into effect and it represents a major shift in the regulations and their state- wide application. The key elements of … Continue reading New EPA Regulations for Victoria 2020

20 March 2020

Recycling Victoria: A New Economy

The Victorian Government is seeking to improve the performance of the waste and recycling sector, and has released a 10-year policy and action plan – Recycling Victoria – to reform the system with a focus on the circular economy. Victoria exports approximately 1.27million tonnes of paper, plastic and cardboard each year overseas, and this includes … Continue reading Recycling Victoria: A New Economy

16 March 2020

Governments Move on Waste Exports

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 48th general meeting in Sydney on 13 MARCH 2020. The discussion focussed on several key issues of national significance including a ban on the export of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres. The Communiqué released from the COAG meeting noted that: “Leaders agreed to introduce a ban … Continue reading Governments Move on Waste Exports


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