Recycling

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 #8: We can educate the community to achieve a circular economy
Circular Economy
27 October 2023

Waste myth #8: We can educate the community to achieve a circular economy

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.

MRA awarded Bin Trim Networks Program grant
Bin Trim
13 October 2023

MRA awarded Bin Trim Networks Program grant

If you work at a shopping centre that is looking to reduce food and packaging waste, reach out to our Circular Economy team.

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 #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 #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.

Sorting out the Yellow Recycling Bin 
Recycling
21 December 2022

Sorting out the Yellow Recycling Bin 

We have a national average contamination rate in the yellow lid bin of about 12%. 

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 […]

Kerbside FOGO needs a national standard
FOGO
5 October 2022

Kerbside FOGO needs a national standard

As Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) collections are more widely introduced by councils, a uniform approach is required nationally.

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