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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.

Educating for recovery

Long term environmental protection requires more than just resource recovery, it also requires cultural change.

Australia has more than 500 active landfills, and hundreds more which are closed and require remediation. The vast majority of these landfills are owned by local government, meaning that in many cases, the long-term burden of remediating these sites falls to the communities in which they operate.

Government reports on national TV recycling program

Roughly one third of Australia’s TVs and computers are being recycled under the national scheme, the Commonwealth reports.

The figure comes via the release of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme Outcomes 2014–15 - the Government’s official audit of its own program.

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Cleanaway launches mobile app

The application includes bin collection days, education resources and an option to book services such as skip bins.

The free app, which can be downloaded from the App Store on iTunes or the Google Play store, lets anyone find information about their local waste collection services, such as what can and can’t be recycled.

Dave Aardsma, Executive General Manager of Sales and Marketing, explains the app will allow for anyone to key in their postcode and set up bin collection reminders no matter where they live in Australia.

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