In early 2019, the South Australian Government released the discussion paper Turning the tide on single-use plastic products. The paper seeks to further the public conversation around a range of single-use plastic products that are impacting our environment. Your feedback
Dear Members, 2018 has indeed been a year to remember in many respects. Not least of which is the increased focus on resource management, the mainstreaming of “the circular economy” as a catch phrase and the widening realisation that resource
In October 2018, the ACT Government released a background paper providing information about WtE, including what WtE is and the context for WtE in the ACT, along with the challenges and opportunities associated with the different kinds of WtE technologies.
In October 2018, the NSW Government released a draft Circular Economy Policy outlining the principles and ideas that can help to shape our approach to resource use and waste management in NSW. At the same time, a Circular Economy Discussion
The Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN) believes the China Sword policy and the latest regulatory changes in New South Wales affecting the application of mixed waste organic material to land, constitute an ideal opportunity for change in the way the
In a world-first Australian innovation, Australian Councils are increasingly replacing the traditional steel mesh used to reinforce concrete in footpaths with recycled plastic. Councils are responsible for building or replacing an estimated 8,000 kilometres of footpaths in Australia each year.
A Macquarie PhD student believes he’s come up with a way to turn coffee waste into biodegradable plastic coffee cups. Dominik Kopp has developed a method to turn coffee grounds into lactic acid, which can then be used to produce
The AIEN is currently preparing submissions to the ACT Waste to Energy Policy and the NSW Government’s Circular Economy Policy, and invites you to provide feedback. All contributions will be considered, however, cannot be guaranteed inclusion in the final submission.
Welcome to another edition of In the Loop. We are all making our way in the changed resource management landscape post implementation of the China Sword policy. Undoubtedly, as the debate matures and plays out at national, state and local
The Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN) has issued a communiqué calling for prioritised action with respect to facilitating circular economy in Australia. Accelerating the Transition to a Circular Economy: A blueprint for action on plastics and packaging calls for a