WasteNSW 2016 Conference wrap


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Martin Tolar, Anna Bligh,
L-R: Martin Tolar, Chief Executive WMAA; Anna Bligh, former QLD Premier; Tony Pearce, Inspector General Emergency Management, Dept. of Justice and Regulation, Victoria

WMAA held the first WasteNSW 2016 Natural Disasters, Risk Management Conference last week at the Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley, NSW.

The Conference was the first of its kind in Australia, focusing on waste and resource recovery in the context of natural disasters. It covered mitigating and managing the growing environmental risks that confront the waste management and resource recovery industry, how best to protect assets from natural disasters, how to ensure disruptions to operations are minimised and how best to manage the increased volumes of waste created by these natural events.

New RROs and RREs for Mulch, Pasteurised Garden Organics and Compost


The NSW EPA issues the revised final Resource Recovery Orders (RROs) and Resource Recovery Exemptions (RREs) for the land application of mulch, pasteurised garden organics and compost..

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NSW EPA releases Environmental Guidelines: Solid Waste Landfills, Second Edition 2016

Landfill Guidelines EPA NSW

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released the revised Environmental Guidelines: Solid Waste Landfills – Second Edition.

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Report on SMEs waste and recycling now availables


EPA SA Chief Executive Tony Circelli recently launched the organisation’s largest infrastructure project to date, the long anticipated Licensing Administration Modernisation Project or LAMP.

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WMAA seeks comment: VIC Landfill Licensing


WMAA seeks input for comment on Publication 1619 - a draft update to the existing guideline, 1323.2 Landfill Licensing Guideline.

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EPA VIC animation helps to educate PIW transporters


Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has released an 80s look animation to increase awareness of the legal requirements for managing and transporting prescribed industrial waste (PIW).

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WMAA Career Centre

Grants helping businesses reduce raw materials usage (VIC)


More than 100 small to medium sized businesses have received grants from Sustainability Victoria to undertake an assessment of their materials and energy use. It is estimated the average potential recurring savings from materials efficiency initiatives is over $130,000 per business.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for businesses to undertake a resource assessment of their operations and are open until 5 August 2016.

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Have your say: Waste management in North East Victoria

Waste infrastructure

The North East Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan identifies local waste infrastructure needs over the next 10 years. Public consultation on the draft plan commences 16 May and closes 13 June 2016.

Five additional draft regional implementation plans will also be released for public consultation in coming months. More information and consultation dates will be communicated once available.
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20% OFF on WMAA/GRC Solutions online training courses


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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Inside Waste

ISWA's monthly Scientific Journal

ISWA journal

Waste Management and Research is an ISWA monthly journal, publishing articles relating to both the theory and practice of waste management and research.

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ISWA Video Award: Enter to win AU$1150!

ISWA Video Award

With just over one month to go, it is time to get creative and enter your video into the ISWA annual Video Award Competition.

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OTHER NEWS: New asbestos exacerbating Pacific problems


A new report on the use of asbestos in the Pacific has found that new forms of asbestos being imported into the region from Asia are exacerbating an already serious problem.

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OTHER NEWS: The future of global e-waste market report


According to a Wise Guy Reports, the E-Waste Management Market was valued at $2.4 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach $9.5 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 21.4% from 2015 to 2022.

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