Victorian Government announce state’s climate change strategy
The Victorian Government Climate Change Strategy aims to keep the state on track to meet the emissions target of net zero emissions by 2050. Victoria’s announcement marks all of Australia’s states and territories committing to a net zero target by 2050, despite the absence of the federal government’s embracing a national the goal. The strategy … Continue reading Victorian Government announce state’s climate change strategy
MMI open for recycling and clean energy manufacturing grants
Earlier this month, the federal government announced a series of Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) grants for major recycling and clean energy projects. The government is inviting applications under its Recycling and Clean Energy stream, offering grants on average of $4 million, ranging from $1 million to $20 million. The $1.3 billion in funding will assist … Continue reading MMI open for recycling and clean energy manufacturing grants
Placing an emphasis on supplier sustainability
Organisations in Australia are demanding more environmental reporting, driving suppliers to update and make mandatory environmental commitments and changes. This is a growing trend in the agricultural industry and supply chain in particular. Large companies such as Coles and Woolworths are seeking additional control and oversight, requiring their suppliers to help them meet their environmental … Continue reading Placing an emphasis on supplier sustainability
National Plastics Plan maps longer term approach
The Australian Government last week launched the National Plastics Plan to reduce plastics waste through a multi aspect approach, looking at both the upstream and downstream methods to limit plastic waste. The plan aims to help ensure Australia meets its waste targets, prompting government to work alongside essential industry and other supply chain holders. The … Continue reading National Plastics Plan maps longer term approach
Considerations for Victoria’s single use plastic ban
Earlier in March, the Victorian Government announced a phase out ban of single use plastics by 2023. This includes products such as polystyrene containers, straws, plates, cutlery and cotton buds, with departments starting their phase out in 2022. Single use plastic items make up approximately one third of Victoria’s litter per annum, with many of … Continue reading Considerations for Victoria’s single use plastic ban
Electronics in a Circular Economy
Circular thinking and the concept of closing the loop is gaining considerable momentum in som [...]Continue Reading ...
Recycling Modernisation Fund Transforming the Waste Industry
The Morrison Government will commit $190 million to a new Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) [...]Continue Reading ...
3D or not 3D
No panacea for plastics recycling 3D printing is in ascendancy, disruption is in vogue and in [...]Continue Reading ...
Thanks to RACV you now know what to do with your old child car safety seat
Car seats are vital for young children travelling in cars, but when they’re no longer needed [...]Continue Reading ...