Tech trash dwarfs Sydney Tower

By Julian Bajkowski Sydney’s Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, has declared that the volume of electronic waste being now junked by city residents has reached the level where unwanted devices could be stacked as high as the city’s tallest building, Sydney Tower. According to the City of Sydney’s tall claim, its residents turfed a whopping 2,218 […]

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 […]

Calls for organic waste policy

By Angela Dorizas The Federal Government needs to set a national target on organic waste recovery and rapidly increase greenhouse gas capture on landfill sites, according to the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA). Speaking at the Zero Waste Summit in Sydney yesterday, WMAA NSW president, Mike Ritchie, urged governments to develop policies that would […]

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 […]


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