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24 July 2019

Stewardship for solar panels attracts attention

As rooftop solar continues to boom, the future fate of photovoltaic panels is attracting greater scrutiny including active investigation of a national stewardship scheme to manage their recovery, refurbishment and recycling. A recent story by ABC News investigated the growing pressure to ensure that end-of-life solar panels do not end up in landfill, especially given … Continue reading Stewardship for solar panels attracts attention

23 July 2019

A circular economy policy for Victoria

The transition to a circular economy is underway across industries, sectors and communities. Noteworthy practical measures are in play as are policy development processes across all levels of government. The Victorian Government has also commenced public consultation on developing a circular economy policy and action plan to be released in late 2019. An issues paper … Continue reading A circular economy policy for Victoria

13 June 2019

New waste-related regulations for Queensland

How your business can identify early opportunities to improve environmental performance and prepare accordingly. The schedule of waste-related Environmentally Relevant Activities (ERAs) has remained largely unchanged since they were introduced on 1990s. Since this time there have been significant changes in waste management practices, the emergence of new waste technologies and improvements in risk-based waste … Continue reading New waste-related regulations for Queensland

9 May 2019

Perspectives on a Circular Economy

The thinking behind a circular economy is not new, but the policies and programs required to bring about positive change demand fresh approaches and system-wide thinking that can enable alternative business models. A growing number of governments worldwide, researchers and companies are recognising that the ‘take-make-waste’ model is failing society and the environment.  A throw-away … Continue reading Perspectives on a Circular Economy

9 May 2019

Future fate of photovoltaic panels

As the uptake of renewable energy continues to grow and expand, so too does the need to consider how we manage end-of-life photovoltaic panels. Sustainability Victoria is leading a national project to examine photovoltaic (PV) systems and assess possible options for stewardship programs to potentially manage the products at end-of-life. PV panels and associated equipment … Continue reading Future fate of photovoltaic panels

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