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31 October 2018

NSW Government moves on Circular Policy

The goal of a circular economy is being discussed across sectors, industries and communities. Much of it with substance and strong intent, but some of it superficial and simplistic. Most importantly, there is a recognition that new patterns of production and consumption are essential. This is especially relevant if we as an economy and community … Continue reading NSW Government moves on Circular Policy

17 September 2018

Waste of a Word

There is much more to the word we know as ‘waste’ and that means viewing resource recovery through a lens that creates value. At a recent conference I was speaking on how to track whether recyclables are really recycled when I got a great question: “When is something a waste, and when is it recycling?” … Continue reading Waste of a Word

4 September 2018

Films for the Environment

Like many creative endeavours, environmental film making has a long history of storytelling through the lens. Few other mediums are able to capture the imagination of the public like the moving image. From documentaries which uncover ground-breaking ecological research, through to fictional movies that craft future scenarios of planetary destruction, environmental films can inform, educate, … Continue reading Films for the Environment

3 September 2018

Stewardship Tools and Economic Outcomes

Recent pressures on Australia’s waste industry and some local councils reveal thought-provoking views about the desired remedies and solutions. Some of them are well considered, commercially sound and informed; others seem opportunistic and motivated by self-interest. As part of the scramble for solutions, ambitions for achieving a circular economy are to be commended and pursued, … Continue reading Stewardship Tools and Economic Outcomes

14 August 2018

Photovoltaic Systems Stewardship Study

Online survey available for interested stakeholders Sustainability Victoria (SV) is leading a national project to examine photovoltaic systems and assess possible options for stewardship programs to potentially manage the products at end-of-life. Product stewardship specialist Equilibrium has been appointed by Sustainability Victoria to undertake an analysis and assess potential options for a national product stewardship … Continue reading Photovoltaic Systems Stewardship Study

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