China National Sword and its impact in Australia
The noise around China’s National Sword Policy has been significant and a trigger for diverse responses, some of which are measurable and forward-thinking, while others are more symbolic and reactive. A key question is whether or not Australia has adjusted its recycling habits? The China National Sword Policy formulated in September 2017, and announced by … Continue reading China National Sword and its impact in Australia
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 produced from fossil fuels. Australia’s renewable sector contributes roughly 17% of total electricity generation, 9.7% of which is produced by bioenergy. Biofuels also represents around 1% of Australia’s petrol and diesel production. It is well recognised that biofuels … Continue reading Waste-to-Energy: Is there a missing piece?
New Victorian Regulations Released Early
The Victorian Government is releasing new environmental regulations earlier than expected. The new environmental regulations will form a key pillar for increased EPA enforcement powers and tougher penalties, particularly when it comes to environmental risk prevention. In short, the new regulations will provide the EPA with expanded powers to regulate businesses to reduce the risk … Continue reading New Victorian Regulations Released Early
ACOR Briefing Paper: Mandatory Product Stewardship Schemes
While all schemes can be improved, the current regulated take-back programs are producing good results, and there has been no demonstrable consumer concern about their cost. Under the Product Stewardship Act 2011, schemes can be established to manage different products and materials in order to reduce their life-cycle impacts on the environment and on human … Continue reading ACOR Briefing Paper: Mandatory Product Stewardship Schemes
Commonwealth Games’ Legacy for Queensland
It’s coming up to 12 months since the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games were delivered and many of the positive outcomes are still felt throughout the city. Three core sustainability themes identified for GC2018 were to source responsibly, manage impacts and inspire inclusion. Significant tangible benefits were delivered in regard to infrastructure improvements, world class … Continue reading Commonwealth Games’ Legacy for Queensland
New Federal Inquiry: Rethinking Waste in Australia
Waste management and recycling continues to be a focus at the highest level of Government in [...]Continue Reading ...
Stewardship Tools and Economic Outcomes
Recent pressures on Australia’s waste industry and some local councils reveal thought-p [...]Continue Reading ...
Films for the Environment
Like many creative endeavours, environmental film making has a long history of storytelling t [...]Continue Reading ...
3D or not 3D
No panacea for plastics recycling 3D printing is in ascendancy, disruption is in vogue and in [...]Continue Reading ...