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Landfill levies drive Australian recycling and resource recovery

Landfill levies drive Australian recycling and resource recovery

23 November 2020
Landfill levies may be blunt instruments but they have also shown their effectiveness in Australia. Waste generators have a binary decision to make. Recycle or landfill. More often than not, it comes down to price. To meet our 80% diversion from landfill target, we need to make the answer to that question simple and ever present.
Position Vacant – Waste Auditors (Hobsons Bay)
Position Vacant
17 November 2020

Position Vacant – Waste Auditors (Hobsons Bay)

MRA Consulting Group is seeking casual Waste Auditors to join a new team for an ongoing bin inspection project, location: Hobsons Bay LGA, commencing 2 December 2020. Work will be completed in 2-week increments with scheduled project breaks in between inspection rounds.

Position Vacant – Graduate Environmental Consultant – Waste Assessor and Educator (Albury)
Position Vacant
16 November 2020

Position Vacant – Graduate Environmental Consultant – Waste Assessor and Educator (Albury)

MRA is looking to recruit graduate consultants for an immediate start to join a new team for a waste education program in the Riverina Murray region of NSW. This is a great opportunity for someone who is a self-starter and who wants to make a real difference improving our resource efficiency and waste infrastructure.

Container deposit schemes are creating new opportunities for kerbside recycling
Recycling
8 November 2020

Container deposit schemes are creating new opportunities for kerbside recycling

In the days before CDS, containers made up half of the volume of most Australian kerbside bins. Post-CDS, yellow top bins are not as full anymore. That creates opportunities for new products to go into the yellow bin system. Mike Ritchie discusses our options for increasing recycling.

The role of landfills in a circular economy
Circular Economy
2 November 2020

The role of landfills in a circular economy

Waste is like a river that flows downhill to the cheapest price. Landfills are like big vacuum cleaners - they suck up waste and resources indiscriminately. If we continue to supply cheaply priced landfills, then that is where our waste will go. There will always be a place for well-run landfills. But if we want to create a circular economy, then the first and most obvious thing we need to do, is stop the one-way flow into landfills.

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