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Reforms underway for NSW EIA process

New South Wales is initiating a three-stage consultation process to introduce reforms in its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process.

Stage 1 has already commenced, involving the distribution of a discussion paper for public review.

The EIA refers to the entire process for both State Significant Development (SSD) and State Significant Infrastructure (SSI) proposals.

Australians recycle more, care less about the environment

New findings from Roy Morgan Research for Recycling Week suggests that Australians do not necessarily identify as environmentalists, despite being keen recyclers.

As of September this year, nearly 18 million people - or 91.1% of the population - have admitted to recycling waste, with women (91.8%) slightly more than men (90.4%)

But as the recycling rate has grown in the last 15 years, only 63.2% of Australians say they are concerned for the environment, down from 68.8% in 2001.

Perth’s DiCOM AWT plant in voluntary administration

One of Australia’s most innovative AWTs, the DiCOM plant designed by AnaeCO in Perth, is in voluntary administration.

Contracted to treat was produced by the Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC), the DiCOM plant was retroactively fitted to a transfer station to treat MSW sourced from the WMRC region.

Now the Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC) has said the companies associated with the DiCOM AWT Plant known as Brockwaste, have been placed into voluntary administration.

New waste and recycling council formed

Five of Australia’s waste management and recycling heavyweights have joined forces to establish a new organisation to champion the industry.

Cleanaway, JJ Richards, Remondis, SUEZ and Veolia have agreed to form the National Waste & Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC), which will act as the industry’s national policy-setting body.

An open invitation has been extended to other waste and recycling companies with a national presence to join the Council.

Sunshine Coast ready to offer new waste contract

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Council is ready to release the winner of its seven year residential collection contract.  

Council will award the Shire’s new waste contract next week at its final meeting for 2016.

Mayor Tony Wellington said the waste contract, which commences in September 2017 and runs for seven years, was one of the most important and certainly the most sizeable contract that Council will let this term.

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