Recycling

Killing Two Birds … The Compost and Carbon Story
Recycling
2 September 2010

Killing Two Birds … The Compost and Carbon Story

By Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group Global warming is the problem  Global warming, due to anthropogenic (your and my) emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), is a reality that all but a few fringe dwellers, now accept. In a natural system plants photosynthesis CO2 from the atmosphere, expire oxygen and take up soil nutrients. Plants are […]

WMAA Leadership’s Split Personalities
Recycling
1 April 2009

WMAA Leadership’s Split Personalities

This year’s election for the top leadership positions at the Waste Management Association of Australia is shaping up as a referendum on the organisation’s future. One camp wants WMAA to step up and take a more active role leading debate. The other argues WMAA’s primary role as a place to foster best practice training and knowledge would be threatened if certain groups were alienated by controversial […]

Lessons in Sorting Garbage
Landfill
1 April 2009

Lessons in Sorting Garbage

By Katrina Vella – Liverpool is to have a cleaner future with the opening of the SITA waste treatment plant in Kemps Creek. Liverpool residents generate 70,000 tonnes of waste a year with just 16 per cent being recycled. The plant will be able to recycle 82 percent of this. The $50 million facility, which will be fully operational in July, […]

Incentives Needed for Recycling
Recycling
3 September 2008

Incentives Needed for Recycling

By Mike Ritchie – The reality for business is that dumping waste in a landfill is often cheaper than recycling. So unless commonwealth and state governments make recycling general waste more commercially attractive. the outcome will be more landfilling. Read more

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