The inaugural Recycling & Waste Policy Report Card on the Federal election policies of the ALP, Coalition and the Greens has found unprecedented political interest and progress in improving Australia’s resource recovery system. With independent expert consultancy support by Equilibrium,
On 6 March 2019, the Legislative Council agreed to the following motion: That this house requires the Environment and Planning Committee to inquire into, consider and provide an urgent interim report, as the committee deems necessary, on the current circumstances
For most of us, the start of 2019 was as busy as the end of 2018. We are so busy at the AIEN, that it has fallen to me to pen this column in lieu of Colin. Don’t worry, Colin
The Queensland Government is developing a comprehensive new waste management and resource recovery strategy, underpinned by a waste disposal levy, to attract investment, develop new jobs and industries and reduce waste. The draft waste strategy aims to deliver the long-term, sustained
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.