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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, engage … 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

16 July 2018

Know the fate of your recyclables

Not knowing where your waste is going can lead to reputational and regulatory risks. Equilibrium explains how its networks are helping the waste industry keep track of the downstream supply chain. In 2011-12 Australia exported 4.4 million tonnes of waste valued at $2.4 million or 0.8 per cent of Australia’s total exports, according to the … Continue reading Know the fate of your recyclables

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