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8 May 2019

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

16 April 2019

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?

8 March 2019

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

1 March 2019

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

26 February 2019

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

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