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The Waste Management Association of Australia has entered into a new partnership with Arthur J. Gallagher insurance brokers (AJG) to provide access to a new suite of insurance products tailored specifically to the needs of our industry.

Off-the-shelf business insurance products often limit or even exclude cover for the risks specific to the waste management industry, such as clean-up costs associated with pollution incidents or environmental damage.This may mean that your business is exposed to a significant financial burden in the event of a claim.

WMAA CEO steps down

Martin Tolar

In late 2015, the WMAA Board appointed Martin Tolar as the new WMAA Chief Executive Officer. During that year, Martin has worked with the Board to implement positive change that sets a new course for WMAA.

Last week, Martin had advised the WMAA Board that he was approached, and has accepted a new role in the risk & compliance sector where he worked prior to joining WMAA. Martin has consequently tendered his resignation.

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WMAA welcomes cross border discussions on CDS


The decision made by the Queensland Government on 22 July 2016 to introduce a Container Deposit Scheme, is seen as one more step toward a national approach to litter and resource recovery.

Martin Tolar, Chief Executive Officer of Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA), welcomed the discussion between the governments of Queensland and New South Wales on establishing a single scheme administrator for the two states.

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Date extended: Draft BSWWRRG Implementation Plan

BSWWRRG Implementation Plan

The Draft Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group Implementation is being developed by the Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group for community consultation.

The period for feedback has been extended until
12 August 2016

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Reminder: Draft Standard for comment


Standards Australia has issued a Draft Standard for comment - Soils for landscaping and garden use (Revision of AS 4419 - 2003).

Comment period extended to Thursday 4 August 2016.

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OPINION: The Difference between "Zero Waste to Landfill" and "Zero Waste"

Zero Waste
The pioneers of the zero waste movement were very clear in the mid-90s that “zero waste to landfill” was not the same thing as zero waste. [The] definition of zero waste being focused on making the best choices with our natural resources - from extraction to production to consumption to disposal.
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OTHER NEWS: Australia is falling behind on e-waste management - UNSW study


Study finds e-waste is being generated three times faster than any other form of waste.

Australia’s management of electronic waste is poorly implemented, lags behind international best practice, and is based on outdated recycling targets, according to researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

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OTHER NEWS: Recycled plastic lumber invented


Imagine a material lighter than steel, longer-lasting than lumber and strong enough to support 120-ton locomotives.

Now imagine that material is made from milk containers, coffee cups and other plastics that we recycle.

It's called structural plastic lumber, and the ingenious, nontoxic material was invented by Thomas Nosker.

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