Waste

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.

Sydney is drowning in microplastic
litter
14 June 2022

Sydney is drowning in microplastic

By: Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group Lily soon found the Australian Microplastics Assessment Project (AUSMAP), a nationwide citizen science initiative run by Dr Michelle Blewitt from Total Environment Centre along with Dr Scott Wilson from Macquarie University. Their methodologies aligned well. Basically, you lay out a frame and collect a depth of sand from the beach, then spend […]

MRA at Coffs Waste 2022
Event
10 June 2022

MRA at Coffs Waste 2022

The 2022 Coffs Waste Conference has come and gone and with everyone back at the office, we managed to have a quick debrief. What everyone agreed on was that it was great to physically be back in a room with all our peers.

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.

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.

Creating a real carbon pump
Carbon
28 January 2022

Creating a real carbon pump

The COP26 climate change summit took place between 31 October and 13 November 2021 in Glasgow. The reason we needed this summit is that we are very efficient at pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere but singularly useless at getting it back out again.

A non-wastie view of recycling
Recycling
6 December 2021

A non-wastie view of recycling

Why does it seem to require expert knowledge of the waste management sector to understand the yellow kerbside recycling bin? Why is that even if you are a waste expert, you can never be sure what can go into a specific council’s recycling bin without first looking it up?

What does the IPCC report mean?
Carbon
11 November 2021

What does the IPCC report mean?

The COP26 climate change summit took place between 31 October and 13 November 2021 in Glasgow. The reason we needed this summit is that we are very efficient at pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere but singularly useless at getting it back out again.

Super-spreader landfills causing climate change
Carbon
5 October 2021

Super-spreader landfills causing climate change

For more than ten years, MRA has been arguing for an “Organics Revolution” in Australia to remove organics from landfill.

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