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E-waste boom: Government initiatives boost the volume of e-waste collected

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According to an IBISWorld report, E-Waste Collection and Processing in Australia, as consumers and businesses continue to update telecommunications hardware, the challenge posed by handling e-waste will increase.

The industry is expected to continue to perform strongly in the next five years, with majority of e-waste still ending up in general landfill - a cause of ongoing concern for local councils and other levels of government that oversee waste services.

The ability to effectively handle e-waste is anticipated to be used as a point of differentiation by the industry’s major players.

WMAA welcomes new Directors

New Directors

L-R: Torsten Weber, Managing Director, Remondis International; Luke Agati, Managing Director and CEO for REMONDIS Australia; MartinTolar, CEO for WMAA

On 16 May 2016, the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) held its Annual General Meeting in Melbourne.

During the meeting, WMAA President Ms Miranda Ransome announced to the WMAA members in attendance the appointment of new directors to the WMAA Board of Directors.

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New draft ERA for regulated waste transport (QLD)

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The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has developed a new draft ERA for regulated waste transport (ERA57) and is seeking comment up to 28 June 2016.

WMAA will be making a submission to the government.
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NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Updates

Updates


Get the latest updates:

  • Love Food Hate Waste grants
  • Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement
  • Innovation in Priority Problem Wastes Management
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OTHER NEWS: Macquarie Capital tests interest for Bingo Industries

Bingo sale


Macquarie Capital has begun quietly testing interest for waste management company Bingo Industries ahead of a formal auction slated for the second half of 2016, sources told Street Talk.

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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: NSW EPA investigates illegal dumping operation

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The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has uncovered a major alleged illegal dumping operation on the New South Wales Central Coast, with links to a business in Western Sydney.

The EPA has confirmed a rural property at Spencer on the banks of the Hawkesbury River and a Western Sydney-based waste operator were simultaneously raided by more than 40 officers yesterday as part of an ongoing investigation.

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REPORT: Recycled Antifreeze has 28% Lower Carbon Footprint

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Recycled antifreeze has a lower carbon footprint than virgin, according to a study commissioned by Indiana based ORG CHEM Group, a specialist in the distillation of heat sensitive materials.

The newly released study compared Carbon Footprint of Recycled Antifreeze vs. Virgin Antifreeze by analysing energy consumption from the two processes.

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