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Mike Ritchie moderates UnEaten Matters panel
Event
14 August 2018

Mike Ritchie moderates UnEaten Matters panel

MRA's Mike Ritchie was very pleased to have been invited to contribute to the Environmental Professionals Forum's (EPF) UnEaten Matters evening on the 8th of August. Mike moderated a panel of professionals to discuss the complexities of food waste.

MRA appointed Bin Trim grantee for a third round in a row
MRA News
9 July 2018

MRA appointed Bin Trim grantee for a third round in a row

MRA is happy to announce that for a third round in a row, it has been awarded a Bin Trim grant by the NSW EPA. In this, third round of Bin Trim, MRA secured the single largest grant between all 16 successful grantees. Our goal is to build upon our partnerships and networks to assist businesses across multiple industry sectors within the Sydney region to increase their recycling by 20%.

MRA helps secure more than half of the grant funding awarded for resource recovery facility upgrades
MRA News
26 June 2018

MRA helps secure more than half of the grant funding awarded for resource recovery facility upgrades

MRA has been successful in assisting clients win over 50% of the grant funding available under the NSW EPA Waste Less Recycle More grants program for Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement. Of the eight successful grant funding applications, MRA prepared four of the submissions and secured more than $2m in funding from the $3.7m awarded.

MRA commits to working with Waste Aid Australia
MRA News
25 May 2018

MRA commits to working with Waste Aid Australia

MRA is excited to announce our donation of 200 hours of pro bono consulting services to Waste Aid Australia, an Australian not-for-profit organisation formed in response to the lack of adequate waste management services in remote and disadvantaged communities.

MRA makes its presence felt at Waste 2018
MRA News
22 May 2018

MRA makes its presence felt at Waste 2018

Well regarded as Australia’s leading waste management conference, the Waste 2018 brought together over 600 delegates, including representatives from approximately 100 local councils, 76 sponsors and exhibitors and 130 presenters, both nationally and internationally. It was held over 8-10 May at Opal Cove Resort in Coffs Harbour.

MRA at Coffs 2018
MRA News
9 May 2018

MRA at Coffs 2018

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.

MRA appointed to the LGP118 Waste Audit Management Services Panel
MRA News
9 May 2018

MRA appointed to the LGP118 Waste Audit Management Services Panel

MRA was recently appointed to the new LGP118 Waste Audit Management Services Panel that commenced on 1 May 2018. This panel was earlier managed by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Department. MRA was appointed to that panel as well. All NSW councils, county councils, approved NSW Government agencies and approved non-for-profit organisations may access this arrangement.

ACOR comments on MRA’s ‘China National Sword: The role of Federal Government’ discussion paper
MRA Projects
20 April 2018

ACOR comments on MRA’s ‘China National Sword: The role of Federal Government’ discussion paper

The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) believes that China National Sword offers a once in a generation opportunity to 'reset' Australia’s recycling systems to achieve improved resource efficiency and enhanced economic outcomes. ACOR has summarised its approach under three key focus areas: investment, improvement and innovation.

Seminar – Recycling Crisis: Impacts, Issues and Solutions, 10 April 2018, Sydney
Event
29 March 2018

Seminar – Recycling Crisis: Impacts, Issues and Solutions, 10 April 2018, Sydney

Waste Recycling is under threat from many directions and urgently requires practical and cost effective solutions. Actions are underway to better manage this international issue, but there are many local challenges.

Albury City Council and the Halve Waste initiative win Organics Recycling Industry Excellence Award
Awards
15 November 2017

Albury City Council and the Halve Waste initiative win Organics Recycling Industry Excellence Award

Albury City Council was recognised for its considerable achievements in implementing a FOGO service for residents in Albury and neighbouring councils at the NSW Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) Annual awards ceremony on Friday 10 November.

Footprint interviews Mike Ritchie on waste bureaucrat’s scapegoating
In the Media
15 August 2017

Footprint interviews Mike Ritchie on waste bureaucrat’s scapegoating

A Four Corners waste industry exposé highlighted legitimate and serious problems, but was grossly unfair to NSW senior bureaucrat Steve Beaman, according to a leading environmental consultant.

Mike Ritchie: Waste is like a river, it flows downhill to the cheapest price.
In the Media
8 June 2017

Mike Ritchie: Waste is like a river, it flows downhill to the cheapest price.

Mike Ritchie talked to ABC’s Sarina Locke about the effect of QLD waste levy cancellation on NSW waste. The full article titled “Sydney Markets sends rotting fruit and vegetables to generate electricity in war on waste” is available on the ABC website and below. Sydney Markets declared its own war on waste 12 years ago […]

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