A non-wastie view of recycling
Recycling
6 December 2021

A non-wastie view of recycling

Why does it seem to require expert knowledge of the waste management sector to understand the yellow kerbside recycling bin? Why is that even if you are a waste expert, you can never be sure what can go into a specific council’s recycling bin without first looking it up?

Virginia discusses compost at Soils For Life podcast
Compost
3 December 2021

Virginia discusses compost at Soils For Life podcast

MRA's Virginia Brunton took part in the second Soils for Life podcast episode on compost, sharing farmer experiences and policy opportunities.

NSW grants now open:  Recycling Modernisation Fund and Remanufacture NSW
Grants
15 November 2021

NSW grants now open: Recycling Modernisation Fund and Remanufacture NSW

The NSW Government has created a $10 million fund to reduce landfilling of solar panels and battery systems. Phase 1 of the Circular Solar grants program (trial phase) awarded $1.1 million in funding for eligible trial projects.

What does the IPCC report mean?
Carbon
11 November 2021

What does the IPCC report mean?

The COP26 climate change summit took place between 31 October and 13 November 2021 in Glasgow. The reason we needed this summit is that we are very efficient at pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere but singularly useless at getting it back out again.

MRA’s cheat sheet on the Circular Economy
Circular Economy
19 October 2021

MRA’s cheat sheet on the Circular Economy

Our current economic model is pretty much a linear one: take (extract) - make (stuff) - waste (landfill). It treats resources as infinite and assumes the environment can absorb the waste. It is therefore unsustainable in the long run.

A day in the life of a Circular Economy consultant
Circular Economy
14 October 2021

A day in the life of a Circular Economy consultant

People often ask “Is MRA doing any Circular Economy work?”. The answer is “Plenty”.

NSW grants now open: Solar panel recycling
Grants
11 October 2021

NSW grants now open: Solar panel recycling

The NSW Government has created a $10 million fund to reduce landfilling of solar panels and battery systems. Phase 1 of the Circular Solar grants program (trial phase) awarded $1.1 million in funding for eligible trial projects.

Super-spreader landfills causing climate change
Carbon
5 October 2021

Super-spreader landfills causing climate change

For more than ten years, MRA has been arguing for an “Organics Revolution” in Australia to remove organics from landfill.

NSW grants now open: Organics Collections
FOGO
28 September 2021

NSW grants now open: Organics Collections

The NSW EPA announced Round 9 of the Organics Collection Household stream grant program which aims to divert food and garden waste from landfill and redirect it to organics processing facilities.

NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 – a Planning Perspective
Legislation
23 September 2021

NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 – a Planning Perspective

The NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 has ambitious targets to achieve an 80% average recovery rate from all waste streams, triple the plastics recycling rate and halve the amount of organic waste sent to landfill by 2030. 

Composting kit – Chicken or Egg
Circular Economy
21 September 2021

Composting kit – Chicken or Egg

Which comes first, composting capacity or the commitment by Council to supply FOGO material?

NSW grants now open: Organics Processing Infrastructure
Grants
15 September 2021

NSW grants now open: Organics Processing Infrastructure

The NSW EPA announced Round 9 of the Organics Infrastructure: Stream 1 - Processing Infrastructure Grant.

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