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  • Implementing the COAG waste export ban on waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres 18 November, 2019 - All Australian governments are currently consulting industry, business and other stakeholders on implementation of the Council of Australian Government (COAG) agreement to ban exports of waste materials. Governments are seeking your views on next steps through a discussion paper. COAG
  • NSW Circulate Grant Round 3 applications closing soon – 25th October. 7 October, 2019 - Applications are now open for Round 3, Intake 6 of Circulate, the NSW Government’s  industrial ecology grant program. Grants of up to $150,000 are available to businesses, not for profit organisations, product stewardship groups, industry bodies and government organisations for
  • Sydney road drives world-first green concrete trial 9 September, 2019 - Concrete made using industrial waste from coal-fired power stations and steel manufacturing is being used in a world-first green roads trial in Sydney. The City of Sydney is putting the environmentally friendly building product to the test on a busy
  • From the Chair 9 September, 2019 - We do indeed exist in a time of change! The pace of transformation in the resource management sector remains a challenge to all. The AIEN recognises opportunities available for creating change in both domestic and international contexts. Since Kurt penned
  • AIEN calls for a unified voice on the importance of EfW in a circular economy 29 August, 2019 - In a recently released report, The Role of Energy from Waste in a Circular Economy: Creating a stable project structure, the Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN) urges State Governments, the resource recovery industry and all stakeholders to find a unified
  • AIEN Submission to the QLD Energy from Waste Policy Discussion Paper 26 August, 2019 - Energy from waste (EfW) refers to converting waste materials into fuels, or energy in the form of electricity, heat, or cooling. The Queensland Government has developed a discussion paper that outlines the proposed role for EfW in Queensland, how it
  • AIEN Submission to the A Circular Economy for Victoria Issues paper 2 August, 2019 - The Victorian Government is developing a circular economy policy and action plan for Victoria. In a circular economy people minimise waste and make the most of resources. Shifting to a more circular economy will grow the economy, increase jobs and
  • AIEN Submission to the ACT Phasing Out Single Use Plastics Discussion Paper 26 July, 2019 - Plastic presents an ever-growing challenge to our society and our planet. It has wide-ranging uses and benefits across every facet of our daily life, from preserving and packaging food and keeping medical equipment sterile, through to manufacturing cars and planes,
  • AIEN Submission to the SA Consultation Draft EPA Position Statement: Thermal Energy from Waste Activities 21 June, 2019 - ‘Energy from Waste’ is a term used to describe treatment technologies or processes undertaken for the primary purpose of generating and maximising the production of a usable form of energy including heat, electricity, or fuel from waste. A range of
  • AIEN Submission – QLD Resource Recovery Industries Draft 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan 17 June, 2019 - The Draft Queensland Resource Recovery Industries 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan aims to: increase resource recovery rates improve the adoption of modern technologies divert waste from landfill toward more valuable uses. The draft action plan complements the Queensland Government’s draft Waste