Inside Waste 2020 Consultants Awards: A resounding win for the little guys!
Awards
12 March 2020

Inside Waste 2020 Consultants Awards: A resounding win for the little guys!

Inside Waste Consultants Awards 2020. MRA wins "Best Small Consultancy" and is voted best overall (small and large consultants) in 8 out of 11 categories, second best in two more.

Grant opportunities in Victoria, NSW and Australia-wide
Grants
11 March 2020

Grant opportunities in Victoria, NSW and Australia-wide

A few grants and funding opportunities have recently opened around the country.

Gasification: Are smaller distributed WtE systems the solution for municipal solid waste in urban Australia?
EfW
21 February 2020

Gasification: Are smaller distributed WtE systems the solution for municipal solid waste in urban Australia?

Could smaller scale be a viable and preferred alternative for metropolitan Australia instead of larger scale incinerators and challenge the misconception of WtE facilities being “big hungry beasts”?

MRA submission to the inquiry into Australia’s Waste Management and Recycling Industries
Policy
11 February 2020

MRA submission to the inquiry into Australia’s Waste Management and Recycling Industries

MRA believes there are huge jobs, resource and carbon opportunities in recycling and waste management. In its submission to the Inquiry into Australia’s Waste Management and Recycling Industries, MRA has identified some of the key requirements for capturing these opportunities.

Carbon abatement- the waste sector can do much more
Carbon
6 February 2020

Carbon abatement- the waste sector can do much more

Projections show Australia is very unlikely to meet its current 2030 carbon reduction targets, with recent reports of increasing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from all sectors other than the electricity and agriculture industries. Australia needs to do more and the waste and recycling sector can lead the charge in emissions reduction.

NSW Bin Trim Round 4 open for applications
Bin Trim
20 January 2020

NSW Bin Trim Round 4 open for applications

The NSW Government has released its fourth round of the Bin Trim program under the NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM). The Bin Trim program provides funding to organisations to deliver waste assessments, support and advice to NSW businesses to help the businesses reduce their waste and increase recycling.

Katherine Dodd appointed General Manager at MRA
MRA News
16 January 2020

Katherine Dodd appointed General Manager at MRA

MRA is delighted and proud to announce the appointment of Katherine Dodd as MRA’s new General Manager. Katherine is joining MRA from AECOM, where she previously held the position of Principal Consultant.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
MRA News
23 December 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

MRA Consulting Group would like to wish you and your family a safe, happy and sustainable festive season. We thank you for your continued support in 2018 and look forward to working with you in 2019!

MRA helps clients win over $11m in grants in NSW in 2019
Grants
20 December 2019

MRA helps clients win over $11m in grants in NSW in 2019

The recently awarded WLRM grants wrap up a spectacular year for MRA's grants team. Over the four funding streams MRA helped our clients win over $11 million in grants for FOGO and infrastructure projects.

Planning approvals before Christmas – It’s a wrap.
Infrastructure
17 December 2019

Planning approvals before Christmas – It’s a wrap.

MRA’s planning team is glowing this Christmas with two development approvals granted in the last two weeks. Both approvals are for resource recovery facilities helping keep valuable materials out of landfill.

Compost for Carbon: webinars for farmers to cash in on compost
Carbon
26 November 2019

Compost for Carbon: webinars for farmers to cash in on compost

The naturally deficient in carbon, Australian soils are being depleted further through agriculture. Adding organic matter helps replenish nutrients and improve soil structure. When carbon is added through compost, it is good for the environment, the soil and for farmers who can now earn ACCUs and cash through the the Emissions Reduction Fund.

Let’s fix coffee cups so we can start to focus on food waste
Landfill
22 November 2019

Let’s fix coffee cups so we can start to focus on food waste

One billion single use coffee cups are sent to landfill every year. Sounds like a lot but this represents less than 0.0004% of the waste generated in Australia per year. So, what can we do to deal with coffee cups so that we can focus on significant streams like organics (particularly food), which represent around 50% of all waste to landfill in Australia?

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