World Environment Day 2020 – Time for Nature
World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5 June; engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. At Equilibrium, we’re celebrating too. The theme In 2020, the theme is biodiversity–a concern that is both urgent … Continue reading World Environment Day 2020 – Time for Nature
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
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
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
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
Blockchain and Environmental Applications
Digital disruption applied to environmental objectives holds great potential to build transpa [...]Continue Reading ...
Waste-to-Energy: Is there a missing piece?
In the transition to a low-carbon economy, there is a constant search for energy that is not [...]Continue Reading ...
Stewardship for Solar Panels Moves Forward
Work led by Sustainability Victoria has taken a positive step forward in responsible manageme [...]Continue Reading ...
Product Stewardship and the benefits of establishing a robust downstream management and verification program
Australia’s Hazardous Waste Act regulates the export and import of hazardous waste into and o [...]Continue Reading ...