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12 March 2020

The Future of Waste and Recycling in NSW

Waste and recycling are firmly on the agenda at all levels of government. Various industries and sectors are also confronting the challenges and opportunities head-on, including an increasingly informed and aware public. In response, the NSW Government has commenced consultation on the development of a 20 year waste strategy as well as some very focused … Continue reading The Future of Waste and Recycling in NSW

25 February 2020

Stewardship 2.0 Requires Circular Action

Australia must move beyond old school waste management models and embrace stewardship in support of circular solutions, writes Equilibrium’s John Gertsakis. Product stewardship and waste reduction have reached a new level in Australia. Recent announcements by the Federal Government place these issues firmly on the national agenda. Prime Minister Morrison has not only appointed an … Continue reading Stewardship 2.0 Requires Circular Action

16 February 2020

Review of Standards and Specifications for Recycled Content

This project uncovered a diverse range of issues and views, from high-level structural themes through to leadership capacity and very specific observations about particular material types, standards and performance. Equilibrium was engaged by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to undertake a review of current Australian standards and specifications for recycled content products … Continue reading Review of Standards and Specifications for Recycled Content

21 November 2019

Stewardship for Solar Panels Moves Forward

Work led by Sustainability Victoria has taken a positive step forward in responsible management for end-of-life solar panels, inverters and batteries. A new report covering a stewardship options assessment for photovoltaic (PV) systems has recently been released. It discusses many of the key issues as we move towards a decision on how to best manage … Continue reading Stewardship for Solar Panels Moves Forward

13 November 2019

Making Child Car Seats Safer with SeatCare

A new product stewardship initiative will provide parents and families with a convenient solution to dispose of their old, unwanted and potentially unsafe child car safety seats. A diverse group of manufacturers, retailers and child safety and automotive organisations is working collaboratively to develop a national child car safety seat recovery program. The newly formed … Continue reading Making Child Car Seats Safer with SeatCare

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