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Key success factors for business in the waste and resource recovery industry

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Waste industry

An IBISWorld March 2016 report, Waste treatment and disposal services in Australia, states that solid waste treatment and disposal is estimated to account for 68.8% of industry revenue This represents a minor decline over the past five years due to stronger growth in other segments of the industry. This high percentage is due to large solid waste volumes collected from commercial, industrial, construction and demolition customers. About one-quarter of segment revenue is expected to be generated by solid waste treatment processes, such as materials separation, bundling and compaction prior to transportation or disposal within a landfill facility. Solid waste disposal services are expected to account for the remaining three-quarters of segment revenue.


WMAA meets with Queensland government reps

Waste collection


The WMAA CEO and Queensland Branch President, Richard Morgan recently met with representatives of the Queensland Environment Minister the Hon Dr Steven Miles.

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Report on SMEs waste and recycling now availables

Recycling & waste


The Social Research on Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) Waste and Recycling is a summary benchmark study on the current knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of small to medium enterprises when it comes to waste management, resource recovery and recycling.

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Queensland waste related ERA review - preliminary paper seeks comment

Environment


EHP has prepared a preliminary draft framework for waste related Environmentally Relevant Activities for general comment, ahead of finalising the framework and commencing a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIS).

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EPA VIC Updates


The latest EPA VIC updates include:

  • Lndfill Licensing
  • Beneficial reuse provisions
  • Scheduled Premises Regulations

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WMAA Workshop: Transforming waste and recycling services in local councils for the 21st Century


The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) is pleased to present a workshop on Transforming waste and recycling services in local councils for the 21st Centuryfacilitated by Helen Millicer.

Councils are the cornerstone in coordinating and delivering waste and recycling services in Australia.
Great strides have been made in recent decades, however, so much is still rooted in the 20th century and our recycling rates have plateaued. Challenges and opportunities we face include slowing global economy, falling price for recyclables, severe weather, carbon emissions and hybrid vehicles.

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20% OFF on WMAA/GRC Solutions online training courses

WMAA/GRC


To help you ensure that your staff are properly trained, WMAA has teamed up with GRC Solutions - the recognised leader in the online compliance training market in the Asia Pacific region - to offer online training to members in a range of courses, including diversity and equality.

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OTHER NEWS: Agricultural and mining tyres to be recycled into diesel and carbon in Western Australia


IAustralia based Tytec Recycling is to open a facility that will turn difficult to recycle off the road (OTR) tyres used in applications such mining and agriculture into energy.

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