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The goal of creating a Circular Economy is slipping through our fingers
Infrastructure
29 February 2024

The goal of creating a Circular Economy is slipping through our fingers

State and Commonwealth Government action is necessary for the National Waste Action Plan to succeed and achieve the 2030 targets

Waste myth #9: Increasing plastic recycling is the best way to reduce plastic pollution. It isn’t.
Landfill
4 December 2023

Waste myth #9: Increasing plastic recycling is the best way to reduce plastic pollution. It isn’t.

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 QLD achieve the National Waste Targets?
Landfill
20 November 2023

Can QLD achieve the National Waste Targets?

Open letter to Leanne Linard QLD Minister for Environment

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.

Achieving our waste targets
Circular Economy
2 December 2022

Achieving our waste targets

By: Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group In 2019, Australia’s environment ministers and the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) agreed to the National Waste Policy and Action Plan (NWPAP). For the first time, all Governments were committing to collective action on recycling, waste management and the creation of a more Circular Economy. Our governments finally agreed […]

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.

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.

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