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Waste & resource recovery industry

In this election period, WMAA calls on the major parties to commit to the development of the waste and resource recovery industry, to ensure continued growth and contribution to the economy, the high standard of life we enjoy, and as a driver of jobs in the future as we transition away from an economy centred on the mining industry.

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NSW ushers in a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS)


Ninety five per cent of the 11,700 submissions received on the CDS Discussion paper supported a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS). The scheme will run on a return to depot model, building on existing infrastructure, with a single administrator to produce cost savings compared to multiple administrative structures, with safeguards over this monopoly being also needed (ACCC).

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NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Updates


Get the latest updates:

  • Consultation on changes to Schedule 1 of Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
  • Notice of exemption: volumetric surveys at resource recovery, waste processing and waste storage facilities
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Feedback sought on draft Environmental Standard: Composting (WA)


A revised draft Environmental Standard: Composting is now available for comment. See the:

Closing date for submissions is 6 June 2016.

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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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Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act (SA) passed


The SA State Parliament has passed new legislation that will provide local government with a greater ability to deal with environmental nuisance, littering and illegal dumping.

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OTHER NEWS: Sydney plant turning food waste into electricity

Energy from waste

The Cronulla Wastewater Treatment Plant has started a trial to turn food waste into renewable energy.

As AAP reports, a Sydney business will supply the plant with fruit and vegetable scraps sourced from local green grocers. Though waste water treatment uses a lot of power, it is expected the plant will be able to source more than 60 per cent of its energy needs from the waste.

Source: Manufacturers’ Monthly

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Register now for AWRE 2016


The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo returns to Sydney this year, bringing together industry leaders and professionals for two days of networking, discussion and innovation.

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