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.
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.
Liebherr's most advanced crawler excavators ever - the R 920, R 922 and R 924 - are now available in the Australian market.
The R Litronic Series crawler excavators represent millions of hours of development by the Liebherr Group, creating machines that have optimal performance, safety, reliability and usability.
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.
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.
The waste-to-energy (WtE) market continues its strong global growth, with Asian leading the charge.
In its “Waste to Energy 2016/17” report, Germany-based consultancy firm ecoprog said that worldwide treatment capacity reached more than 300 million annual tonnes, with close to 2,150 plants operating in late 2015.
Living near a non-hazardous landfill is safe, even when it’s odorous, reveals the latest scientific study from the Victorian EPA.
The study [PDF], authored by Environmental Risk Sciences is one of most comprehensive to date on the effects of living near landfills. The study focuses on air emissions and updates a study published in 2013 by RMIT University.
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.
A hike looms over fees imposed on hazardous waste, following proposed amendments to legislation governing their import and export.