National waste policy on track

Environment ministers are on track to deliver Australia’s first national waste policy, the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC) has announced. The Council met in Sydney last week to progress key issues of national interest, including the ten-year national waste policy. Environment Ministers reinforced their commitment to product stewardship measures, including the national recycling scheme […]

SA in prime position to launch e-waste recycling scheme

By Angela Dorizas South Australia is ready to kick-start the national e-waste recycling scheme agreed to by environment ministers last week, according to SA Environment and Conservation Minister Jay Weatherill. Mr Weatherill said the state’s container deposit scheme, which had been in operation for 30 years, provided the necessary infrastructure for e-waste collection and recycling.  […]

Garrett announces landmark e-waste recycling scheme

  Under the new national e-waste recycling scheme, 80 per cent of all televisions and computes are expected to be recycled by 2021.     By Angela Dorizas Computers and televisions will be diverted from landfill under a landmark national e-waste recycling scheme. Federal and state environment ministers agreed to a new national policy on waste and […]

National waste policy open for comment

By Staff Writer Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has invited comment on the draft National Waste Policy Framework. He said Australian environment ministers were “moving towards avoiding waste and actively using it as a resource”. “Under the leadership of the Australian Government the state and territory environment ministers will consider the new policy at their […]

EPHC falls short of local government expectations

By Angela Dorizas Local government is disappointed that federal, state and territory environment ministers have failed to progress its proposed national container deposit scheme. Local Government Association of NSW president Cr Genia McCaffery said local government was “clearly disappointed” that the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC) did not deliver immediate plans to introduce a […]

Environment ministers commit to e-waste scheme

By Angela Dorizas The Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC) has made a “breakthrough on waste”, announcing plans to establish an e-waste recycling scheme for computers, TVs and other electronic waste. Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett said the decision to tackle e-waste was driven by increasing community and industry concern about electronic waste and the lack of progress […]


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