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Organic waste should not get preference in landfills
Circular Economy
30 June 2021

Organic waste should not get preference in landfills

A response to Sam Batemanā€™s ā€œIs landfill part of the circular economy?ā€

Plastics export ban imminent
Circular Economy
22 June 2021

Plastics export ban imminent

From 1 July 2021, all plastic exports will require a licence from the Commonwealth and mixed (unsorted) plastic exports are banned.

Claire to chair NSW Waste Educators group
MRA News
21 June 2021

Claire to chair NSW Waste Educators group

Claire Mahendradatta has just been appointed Chair to WMRR NSW Waste Education Group.

NSW Government endorses ā€˜Organics Revolutionā€™
Circular Economy
16 June 2021

NSW Government endorses ā€˜Organics Revolutionā€™

The NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041: (Stage 1 ā€“ 2021-2027) has endorsed diversion of organic waste from landfill to deliver substantive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from NSW landfills.

Compost Pellets Down the Tube
Compost
19 May 2021

Compost Pellets Down the Tube

MRA recently completed a trial application of pelletised compost down the tube of an airseeder. Results show an increase in crop yield and profit per hectare.

SA grant opportunities
Grants
23 April 2021

SA grant opportunities

A number of resource recovery sector grants are currently open in South Australia.

National, NSW and Vic grant opportunities
Grants
22 April 2021

National, NSW and Vic grant opportunities

A number of resource recovery sector grants are currently open in NSW, Victoria and nationally.

Bin colour matters
Circular Economy
9 April 2021

Bin colour matters

Federal Environment Minister Susan Ley supports standardised waste collection systems, including a common bin lid colour across Australia. We propose to also standardise the colour of the bin's body to maximise recycled plastic use.

Is FOGO inevitable?
Circular Economy
9 April 2021

Is FOGO inevitable?

More and more councils now collect FOGO at the kerbside. Will three bins become the new standard?

Could pyrolysis save the planet?
AWT
19 February 2021

Could pyrolysis save the planet?

There is only one technology that we know of that can reliably suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and sequester it. Photosynthesis. It is what every plant on the planet does every day.

Matt Hyatt profiled by Inside Waste
Leaders in Waste
16 February 2021

Matt Hyatt profiled by Inside Waste

Our own Matt Hyatt talks waste and recycling in the February/March 2021 print edition of the Inside Waste magazine.

MRA welcomes Tas waste levy
Landfill
10 February 2021

MRA welcomes Tas waste levy

MRA welcomes the announcement by the Tasmanian Government on the introduction of a waste levy in Tasmania.

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