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Growing of professional talent across Organics, Litter & Illegal Dumping and Strategy and Commercial
MRA News
6 July 2022

Growing of professional talent across Organics, Litter & Illegal Dumping and Strategy and Commercial

MRA Consulting Group is proud to announce the addition of three new consultants.

MRA expands its presence in Newcastle
MRA News
1 July 2022

MRA expands its presence in Newcastle

MRA Consulting Group is proud to announce Patrick Arnold, who has joined our Strategy and Commercial Team as Principal Environmental Consultant in Newcastle.

QLD provides the roadmap for Organics
FOGO
21 June 2022

QLD provides the roadmap for Organics

Resource recovery in Queensland has lagged other States for a long time because they have had no landfill levy and that has stifled investment.

Sydney facing looming waste crisis
EfW
15 June 2022

Sydney facing looming waste crisis

Sydney has three options to avoid a looming waste crisis – boost recycling by increasing the waste levy to $200, build new landfills, or allow more energy recovery projects, says Mike Ritchie of MRA Consulting Group.

Letter to Local Government- Climate Change and Local Government
Circular Economy
8 June 2022

Letter to Local Government- Climate Change and Local Government

I am glad that Local Government has levers that can reduce emissions and slow climate change.

Prioritising design in a Circular Economy
Circular Economy
23 May 2022

Prioritising design in a Circular Economy

Would the maniac who designed the first plastic fruit sticker please stand up!

MRA feedback on the draft Northern Territory Circular Economy Strategy 2022-2027
Circular Economy
12 April 2022

MRA feedback on the draft Northern Territory Circular Economy Strategy 2022-2027

The release of the Circular Economy Strategy 2022-2027 demonstrates the NT Government’s eagerness to use circular economy (CE) to drive the NT economy and jobs.

What should we do with plastics?
EfW
5 April 2022

What should we do with plastics?

Australia generates 2.4 million tonnes of plastic every year. It comes in all shapes and polymers. Car parts, sofas, drink containers, medical equipment, pallet wrap and single use packaging. You name a product in the economy and sure enough it will have plastic in it or in its supply chain.

Things everyone should know about waste and the Circular Economy
Circular Economy
22 March 2022

Things everyone should know about waste and the Circular Economy

It always surprises me when governments announce waste/recycling policies which bear little resemblance to what is actually needed. But I blame myself.

Freeing Trevor to drive the circular bus
Circular Economy
16 March 2022

Freeing Trevor to drive the circular bus

“We can achieve a Circular Economy by 2025” was the proposition in a debate run by the Young Professionals of WMRR. I chaired the “No” side. “No chance” we said (and won).

MRA congratulates Tasmanian Government on waste levy
EfW
14 March 2022

MRA congratulates Tasmanian Government on waste levy

Tasmania’s Parliament just passed the Waste and Resource Recovery Bill 2021, introducing a landfill levy and with it, bringing the state into line with other Australian jurisdictions.

MRA’s cheat sheet on the Circular Economy
Circular Economy
19 October 2021

MRA’s cheat sheet on the Circular Economy

Our current economic model is pretty much a linear one: take (extract) - make (stuff) - waste (landfill). It treats resources as infinite and assumes the environment can absorb the waste. It is therefore unsustainable in the long run.

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