Karinne Taylor joins the MRA team
MRA News
1 October 2020

Karinne Taylor joins the MRA team

MRA Consulting Group is proud to announce Karinne Taylor, who is joining our Sydney Team as the Lead for Circular Economy.

Key points on COAG export bans
Circular Economy
29 September 2020

Key points on COAG export bans

One of the most interesting Coffs Waste sessions this year was the COAG panel discussion addressing the forthcoming export bans on glass, plastics, paper and tyres where Minister Trevor Evans made a number of interesting key points.

Grant opportunities: recycling research and recycling of solar panels
Grants
28 August 2020

Grant opportunities: recycling research and recycling of solar panels

Two grants have recently opened. The first is available Australia-wide and is for industry-led research addressing gaps in Australia’s waste and recycling capability. The second is just for NSW and is focussed on trials for solar panel equipment recycling. Contact MRA to find out how these grants can work for you and benefit your local area and Australia.

Bin Trim Round 4 – Recyclers wanted
Grants
25 August 2020

Bin Trim Round 4 – Recyclers wanted

The NSW Government has released its fourth round of the Bin Trim program under the NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative. MRA is looking for waste collectors, processors and recyclers that wish to explore new ways for reducing waste to landfill and increasing recycling.

Bin Trim Round 4 open to NSW businesses
Grants
18 August 2020

Bin Trim Round 4 open to NSW businesses

The NSW Government has released its fourth round of the Bin Trim program under the NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative. MRA can assist organisations to deliver waste assessments and provides support and advice to NSW businesses to help reduce waste and increase recycling.

Grant opportunities in WA, NSW and Australia-wide
Grants
28 July 2020

Grant opportunities in WA, NSW and Australia-wide

A few grants and funding opportunities are open in NSW, WA and nationally. Councils, regional council groups, businesses and charities are eligible. Contact MRA to find out how these grants can work for you and benefit your local area and Australia.

National Waste Action Plan 2019
Circular Economy
27 July 2020

National Waste Action Plan 2019

The National Waste Action Plan 2019 was agreed by Federal, State and Local governments setting national targets and actions for reducing waste to landfill. To achieve this, industry, waste generators and local government need the right market signals and regulations to drive the necessary investment.

Can compost increase the moisture retention capacity of soils?
MRA Projects
16 July 2020

Can compost increase the moisture retention capacity of soils?

The ‚ÄėCompost and soil water‚Äô project aimed to investigate the effect of recycled organics on soil moisture. Through farm trials over two growing seasons, it was shown that demand for irrigation was reduced when compost was applied to the soil. Check out the webinar summarising the project's findings.

Can recycled organics be used to create a sustainable horse bedding?
MRA Projects
14 July 2020

Can recycled organics be used to create a sustainable horse bedding?

The ‚Äėcompost makes great bedding material‚Äô project aimed to increase the awareness and use of recycled organics in the horse industry, by demonstrating and communicating that compost is a practical, suitable, and cost effective equine bedding and surfacing material. The project webinar is now available online

2 years since Asia stopped taking our recycling. Where do we stand?
Circular Economy
10 June 2020

2 years since Asia stopped taking our recycling. Where do we stand?

It is more than two years since China National Sword and the limitations on export to Asian recycling nations, kicked in. Recycling has not collapsed but it has taken some pretty big hits. So where are we up to now?

Alternative Waste Technology transition package
Grants
4 June 2020

Alternative Waste Technology transition package

$24 million in funding has been released to support NSW local councils and the Alternative Waste Treatment (AWT) industry to transition away from MWOO following the 2018 EPA revocation of the order and exemption allowing MWOO application to land.

Can FOGO work in MUDs?
Circular Economy
27 May 2020

Can FOGO work in MUDs?

Following up on Virginia Brunton's well received "Where to with food waste" article, Mike Ritchie discusses FOGO in MUDs. Mike argues that collecting FOGO from MUDs is not just feasible, it is necessary. Getting food and garden waste out of all households will: - reduce #waste to #landfill by 50% or more - save up to 2.7% of Australia’s GHG emissions and - produce millions of tonnes of soil enhancing compost.

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