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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

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

Residual remedy
EfW
13 September 2023

Residual remedy

There's no such thing as a zero-waste society. There will always be residuals that can't be reused, recycled, or recovered. So, what do we do with them?

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.

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 #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.

WA shows the way with waste infrastructure Plan
Infrastructure
6 April 2023

WA shows the way with waste infrastructure Plan

The Draft Western Australian Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan 2023 is out and open for comment until 23 June 2023. This is a significant milestone and a valuable template for other States.  

Waste myth #2: REDCycle stockpiling plastic shows that recycling is a rort
litter
13 March 2023

Waste myth #2: REDCycle stockpiling plastic shows that recycling is a rort

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.

Waste myth #1: Recycling contamination
Policy
28 February 2023

Waste myth #1: Recycling contamination

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 starting with the longest lived and most pervasive one.

Auditor general report on the National Waste Policy Action Plan
Infrastructure
12 December 2022

Auditor general report on the National Waste Policy Action Plan

The Auditor General’s Report on the effectiveness of the National Waste Policy Action Plan has found that it sets the right targets but is poorly enacted at all levels of government.

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 […]

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