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The MRA cheat sheet to yellow bin recycling
Recycling
27 September 2022

The MRA cheat sheet to yellow bin recycling

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.

Landfills are strong GHG emitters – that is what the science says
Carbon
21 September 2022

Landfills are strong GHG emitters – that is what the science says

I wish landfills were net carbon sinks that we could rely on to store organics. Landfills are significant GHG emitters. They sequester some carbon but not enough.

The end of waste- Planning and the Circular Economy
Circular Economy
15 September 2022

The end of waste- Planning and the Circular Economy

In, NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041, the State's most recent waste strategy, the NSW Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment has stopped talking about the waste hierarchy and started talking about the circular economy

Getting the most out of the FOGO revolution
FOGO
14 July 2022

Getting the most out of the FOGO revolution

Perth, Adelaide, all of Victoria and now all NSW households will have FOGO (Food Organics, Garden Organics) collections by 2030.

Growing of professional talent across Organics, Litter & Illegal Dumping and Strategy and Commercial
MRA News
6 July 2022

Growing of professional talent across Organics, Litter & Illegal Dumping and Strategy and Commercial

MRA Consulting Group is proud to announce the addition of three new consultants.

MRA expands its presence in Newcastle
MRA News
1 July 2022

MRA expands its presence in Newcastle

MRA Consulting Group is proud to announce Patrick Arnold, who has joined our Strategy and Commercial Team as Principal Environmental Consultant in Newcastle.

Celebrating emissions reductions but much more to do
Carbon
28 June 2022

Celebrating emissions reductions but much more to do

Australia generates 61.5 MT of “core” waste. Of this, 20.5 MT is sent to landfill.

QLD provides the roadmap for Organics
FOGO
21 June 2022

QLD provides the roadmap for Organics

Resource recovery in Queensland has lagged other States for a long time because they have had no landfill levy and that has stifled investment.

MRA strengthens its Circular Economy Team
Circular Economy
16 June 2022

MRA strengthens its Circular Economy Team

MRA Consulting Group is proud to announce Maša Vahldieck to the role of Circular Economy Lead and Catherine Smith as Consultant in the Circular Economy Team.

Sydney facing looming waste crisis
EfW
15 June 2022

Sydney facing looming waste crisis

Sydney has three options to avoid a looming waste crisis – boost recycling by increasing the waste levy to $200, build new landfills, or allow more energy recovery projects, says Mike Ritchie of MRA Consulting Group.

Sydney is drowning in microplastic
litter
14 June 2022

Sydney is drowning in microplastic

By: Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group Lily soon found the Australian Microplastics Assessment Project (AUSMAP), a nationwide citizen science initiative run by Dr Michelle Blewitt from Total Environment Centre along with Dr Scott Wilson from Macquarie University. Their methodologies aligned well. Basically, you lay out a frame and collect a depth of sand from the beach, then spend […]

MRA at Coffs Waste 2022
Event
10 June 2022

MRA at Coffs Waste 2022

The 2022 Coffs Waste Conference has come and gone and with everyone back at the office, we managed to have a quick debrief. What everyone agreed on was that it was great to physically be back in a room with all our peers.

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