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Waste myth #7: FOGO is too contaminated to recycle
FOGO
21 August 2023

Waste myth #7: FOGO is too contaminated to recycle

We keep hearing and reading (what we think are) “waste myths” on-line and in mainstream media. Mike Ritchie has decided to dispel those myths in this "Waste myths" series of articles.

Waste myth #6: Landfills bad, Recycling good
Landfill
13 July 2023

Waste myth #6: Landfills bad, Recycling good

We keep hearing and reading (what we think are) “waste myths” on-line and in mainstream media. Mike Ritchie has decided to dispel those myths in this "Waste myths" series of articles.

Can NSW achieve the national waste targets?
Landfill
3 July 2023

Can NSW achieve the national waste targets?

NSW is heading away from a circular economy. The latest National Waste Report data shows that not only is NSW total waste generation growing but our waste to landfill is also growing.

Waste myth #5: Landfill levies don’t affect behaviour
Landfill
22 June 2023

Waste myth #5: Landfill levies don’t affect behaviour

We keep hearing and reading (what we think are) “waste myths” on-line and in mainstream media. Mike Ritchie has decided to dispel those myths in this "Waste myths" series of articles.

Waste myth #4: Household recycling sent to landfill
Landfill
9 May 2023

Waste myth #4: Household recycling sent to landfill

We keep hearing and reading (what we think are) “waste myths” on-line and in mainstream media. Mike Ritchie has embarked on a "Waste myths" series of articles to dispel as many myths as possible.

Waste myth #3: Landfill levies don’t work
Landfill
12 April 2023

Waste myth #3: Landfill levies don’t work

We keep hearing and reading (what we think are) “waste myths” on-line and in on mainstream media. Mike Ritchie has decided to dispel those myths in this "Waste myths" series of articles.

WA shows the way with waste infrastructure Plan
Infrastructure
6 April 2023

WA shows the way with waste infrastructure Plan

The Draft Western Australian Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan 2023 is out and open for comment until 23 June 2023. This is a significant milestone and a valuable template for other States.  

MRA at Coffs Waste 2023
MRA News
22 March 2023

MRA at Coffs Waste 2023

MRA preparing for 2023 Coffs Waste conference.

Waste myth #2: REDCycle stockpiling plastic shows that recycling is a rort
litter
13 March 2023

Waste myth #2: REDCycle stockpiling plastic shows that recycling is a rort

We keep hearing and reading (what we think are) “waste myths” on-line and in on mainstream media. Mike Ritchie has decided to dispel those myths in this "Waste myths" series of articles.

MRA’s Circular Economy Team in 2023
Circular Economy
1 March 2023

MRA’s Circular Economy Team in 2023

MRA preparing for 2023 Coffs Waste conference.

Waste myth #1: Recycling contamination
Policy
28 February 2023

Waste myth #1: Recycling contamination

We keep hearing and reading (what we think are) “waste myths” on-line and in on mainstream media. Mike Ritchie has decided to dispel those myths starting with the longest lived and most pervasive one.

Sorting out the Yellow Recycling Bin 
Recycling
21 December 2022

Sorting out the Yellow Recycling Bin 

We have a national average contamination rate in the yellow lid bin of about 12%. 

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