Circular Economy

Recovered fines and recovered soil rules in NSW
Circular Economy
20 April 2022

Recovered fines and recovered soil rules in NSW

NSW EPA has released the new draft Recovered Fines and Recovered Soils Resource Recovery Orders/Exemptions (RRO/E). The good news first.

MRA feedback on the draft Northern Territory Circular Economy Strategy 2022-2027
Circular Economy
12 April 2022

MRA feedback on the draft Northern Territory Circular Economy Strategy 2022-2027

The release of the Circular Economy Strategy 2022-2027 demonstrates the NT Government’s eagerness to use circular economy (CE) to drive the NT economy and jobs.

Things everyone should know about waste and the Circular Economy
Circular Economy
22 March 2022

Things everyone should know about waste and the Circular Economy

It always surprises me when governments announce waste/recycling policies which bear little resemblance to what is actually needed. But I blame myself.

Freeing Trevor to drive the circular bus
Circular Economy
16 March 2022

Freeing Trevor to drive the circular bus

“We can achieve a Circular Economy by 2025” was the proposition in a debate run by the Young Professionals of WMRR. I chaired the “No” side. “No chance” we said (and won).

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”.

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.

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?

Bring on the black bin- bin colour matters
Circular Economy
10 September 2021

Bring on the black bin- bin colour matters

Australia generates 316,000 tonnes of HDPE plastic per year. Most is landfilled. If every MGB in Australia was required to be black, that alone would absorb 258,000 t of HDPE by adding 10.4kg of recycled content to every MGB at every home.

FOGO in MUDs – how to make it work
Circular Economy
9 July 2021

FOGO in MUDs – how to make it work

As our cities become bigger we are living more in units and flats (MUDs or multi-unit dwellings) rather than houses (SUDs or single unit dwellings).

What is the best FOGO bin configuration?
Circular Economy
2 July 2021

What is the best FOGO bin configuration?

Kerbside FOGO collection and processing to compost is gaining steam around Australia. So, what is the optimal bin configuration?

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 Bateman’s “Is landfill part of the circular economy?”

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