Circular Economy

Recovered fines and recovered soil rules in NSW
Circular Economy
20 April 2022

Recovered fines and recovered soil rules in NSW

NSW EPA has released the new draft Recovered Fines and Recovered Soils Resource Recovery Orders/Exemptions (RRO/E). The good news first.

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).

Remanufacture NSW Round 2
Grants
4 January 2022

Remanufacture NSW Round 2

Remanufacture NSW Round 2, a $13.5m grant program, is open for applications. The program will support the NSW resource recovery industry to boost recycling capacity for materials impacted by the waste export ban.

NSW grants now open:  Recycling Modernisation Fund and Remanufacture NSW
Grants
15 November 2021

NSW grants now open: Recycling Modernisation Fund and Remanufacture NSW

The NSW Government has created a $10 million fund to reduce landfilling of solar panels and battery systems. Phase 1 of the Circular Solar grants program (trial phase) awarded $1.1 million in funding for eligible trial projects.

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.

A day in the life of a Circular Economy consultant
Circular Economy
14 October 2021

A day in the life of a Circular Economy consultant

People often ask “Is MRA doing any Circular Economy work?”. The answer is “Plenty”.

NSW grants now open: Solar panel recycling
Grants
11 October 2021

NSW grants now open: Solar panel recycling

The NSW Government has created a $10 million fund to reduce landfilling of solar panels and battery systems. Phase 1 of the Circular Solar grants program (trial phase) awarded $1.1 million in funding for eligible trial projects.

NSW grants now open: Organics Collections
FOGO
28 September 2021

NSW grants now open: Organics Collections

The NSW EPA announced Round 9 of the Organics Collection Household stream grant program which aims to divert food and garden waste from landfill and redirect it to organics processing facilities.

Composting kit – Chicken or Egg
Circular Economy
21 September 2021

Composting kit – Chicken or Egg

Which comes first, composting capacity or the commitment by Council to supply FOGO material?

NSW grants now open: Organics Processing Infrastructure
Grants
15 September 2021

NSW grants now open: Organics Processing Infrastructure

The NSW EPA announced Round 9 of the Organics Infrastructure: Stream 1 - Processing Infrastructure Grant.

NSW provides significant support for infrastructure
Grants
18 August 2021

NSW provides significant support for infrastructure

The NSW Government Remanufacture NSW grants have been awarded with 22 projects receiving a total of $24m. Grant recipients have committed another $59m investment for a combined total investment of $83m across projects.

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