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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

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

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Stewardship for Solar Panels Moves Forward

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Waste of a Word

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Funding for resource recovery and recycling

Several government grant programs targeting resource recovery, recycling and associated activ [...]

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NZ moves on regulated product stewardship

The New Zealand Government is proposing a new way to deal with environmentally harmful produc [...]

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