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MRA helps clients win over $11m in grants in NSW in 2019
Grants
20 December 2019

MRA helps clients win over $11m in grants in NSW in 2019

The recently awarded WLRM grants wrap up a spectacular year for MRA's grants team. Over the four funding streams MRA helped our clients win over $11 million in grants for FOGO and infrastructure projects.

Planning approvals before Christmas – It’s a wrap.
Infrastructure
17 December 2019

Planning approvals before Christmas – It’s a wrap.

MRA’s planning team is glowing this Christmas with two development approvals granted in the last two weeks. Both approvals are for resource recovery facilities helping keep valuable materials out of landfill.

Compost for Carbon: webinars for farmers to cash in on compost
Carbon
26 November 2019

Compost for Carbon: webinars for farmers to cash in on compost

The naturally deficient in carbon, Australian soils are being depleted further through agriculture. Adding organic matter helps replenish nutrients and improve soil structure. When carbon is added through compost, it is good for the environment, the soil and for farmers who can now earn ACCUs and cash through the the Emissions Reduction Fund.

Mike Ritchie at Ideas 2170 – “What a load of rubbish: Tackling Waste in Western Sydney”
In the Media
20 November 2019

Mike Ritchie at Ideas 2170 – “What a load of rubbish: Tackling Waste in Western Sydney”

MRA's Mike Ritchie was invited to join the Ideas 2170 panel run by Liverpool City Council and Western Sydney University at WSU’s CBD campus on 19 November 2019. Mike and the panel discussed key waste streams and options for improving waste management outcomes for local councils.

MRA and Modern Shoes- A Step Closer to Zero Landfill
Circular Economy
13 November 2019

MRA and Modern Shoes- A Step Closer to Zero Landfill

Through the Bin Trim program, MRA and Modern Shoes were able to divert close to 30 tonnes of waste from landfill, saving the business $21,600 per year.

MRA sponsors 2019 NACRO conference
Circular Economy
23 October 2019

MRA sponsors 2019 NACRO conference

MRA was pleased and honoured to sponsor the 2019 NACRO Conference, helping to bring together the like-minded people willing and able to collaborate on solving what is possibly THE most important problem of the century.

Mike Ritchie speaks to IPWA on how the waste sector can realise its full economic potential
Conference
31 July 2019

Mike Ritchie speaks to IPWA on how the waste sector can realise its full economic potential

MRA’s Mike Ritchie was interviewed by IPWEA ahead of the International Public Works Conference in August on a range of waste issues including innovations and the action needed to unite all levels of government on targets to give the waste stream its appropriate economic potential.

MRA gets down to business: Bin Trim meets the Northern Beaches Swap for Good Expo
Event
11 July 2019

MRA gets down to business: Bin Trim meets the Northern Beaches Swap for Good Expo

In early July 2019, MRA took over a stall at the Northern Beaches Swap for Good Expo to promote the NSW EPA Bin Trim Program and discuss waste reduction opportunities with local businesses.

Coffs Waste 2019 recap
Event
24 May 2019

Coffs Waste 2019 recap

The Coffs Waste 2019 conference has been and gone. MRA attended in force with input in five sessions. Click through for presentation videos and Mike's comment on the conference.

Mike Ritchie speaks to Footprint News on ‘chain of responsibility’ provisions in Council recycling tenders
In the Media
15 May 2019

Mike Ritchie speaks to Footprint News on ‘chain of responsibility’ provisions in Council recycling tenders

MRA’s Mike Ritchie was interviewed by Footprint news on the "chain of responsibility" clauses that Australian councils have started adding to their tender documents for recycling services.

Mike Ritchie speaks to Waste Management Review on the climate change impact of waste
Climate Change
13 May 2019

Mike Ritchie speaks to Waste Management Review on the climate change impact of waste

MRA’s Mike Ritchie was featured on the cover of Waste Management Review having been interviewed on the waste sector’s contribution to national emissions and its role in meeting Australia’s commitment to the Paris Agreement.

MRA at Coffs 2019
MRA News
12 May 2019

MRA at Coffs 2019

The Coffs Harbour Waste Conference (8-10 May 2018) is the leading conference for the waste management industry in Australia and MRA is attending. Please feel free to chat to us about China's National Sword, the Australian waste industry, the interstate transport of waste or any other waste issues you are interested in.

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