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The fourth Emissions Reduction Fund auction is coming
Grants
30 August 2016

The fourth Emissions Reduction Fund auction is coming

By Mike Ritchie – Managing Director, MRA Consulting Group The fourth Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction has recently been announced. This matters immensely for the waste and local government sectors. So many quality projects are working hard behind the scenes to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Whether that’s a third bin diverting organics out of […]

Compost manufacturers gain access to national fruit and vegetable production markets
Compost
15 August 2016

Compost manufacturers gain access to national fruit and vegetable production markets

By Virginia Brunton – Principal Consultant (Organics), MRA Consulting Group Freshcare is the fresh produce industry’s own on-farm assurance program adopted by thousands of fresh produce businesses as their key food safety program. In addition to the Food Safety and Quality (FSQ) assurance code of practice (COP) to ensure safe fruit and vegetables, Freshcare also […]

Local organics action to help the Great Barrier Reef
Climate Change
9 June 2016

Local organics action to help the Great Barrier Reef

By Virginia Brunton – Principal Consultant (Organics) and Mike Ritchie – Director, MRA Consulting Group The Great Barrier Reef is exposed to increasing pressures from climate change, rising sea temperatures, ocean acidification, land-based runoff and other pressures. The summer of 2016 has been bad for the Great Barrier Reef (the Reef), one of Australia’s most […]

Councils and organics operators make 11th hour funding grab
Compost
29 March 2016

Councils and organics operators make 11th hour funding grab

The new Source Separated Organics (SSO) methodology has seen tremendous uptake in the countdown to the next Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction. The SSO methodology provides funding to projects that divert organic waste from landfill. Twenty-seven new, expanded and/or aggregated projects under the methodology diverting source separated organics were registered by MRA Consulting Group (MRA), […]

Compost guru joins MRA Consulting Group
MRA News
29 October 2015

Compost guru joins MRA Consulting Group

Virginia Brunton recently joined the MRA team, bringing with her over 25 years experience in organics research, industry development and engagement with farmers, producers and policy makers. Virginia will lead MRA Organics with a focus on: council organics and compost services, recovered organics market expansion solutions for businesses advice to government and industry grant funding […]

Albury Wodonga region hits 82% landfill diversion
Recycling
22 October 2015

Albury Wodonga region hits 82% landfill diversion

The Albury Wodonga region is the best in both NSW and Victoria for household recycling. That’s according to a recent audit of kerbside household waste, which shows that total diversion rates of the four councils that introduced a combined food and garden organics service this year was 82% on average. The councils that achieved this […]

Carbon credits for source separated organics – are you eligible?
Carbon
8 October 2015

Carbon credits for source separated organics – are you eligible?

The Department of the Environment has finally released a draft of the Source Separated Organic Waste Determination for public consultation today. Generate ACCUs for diverting organic waste from landfill The Source Separated Organics Method allows organisations to gain ACCU credits for activities that involve the diversion of organic material from landfill. Abatement is calculated as […]

Albury Wodonga region sets organics collection benchmark
Compost
8 September 2015

Albury Wodonga region sets organics collection benchmark

The councils of the Albury Wodonga region have set the “best practice” benchmark for food and garden waste (FOGO) recycling in Australia. Recent data comparing the Albury Wodonga food and green waste contamination rate to other councils that have introduced similar services, shows that the region is performing better than all others, with a current […]

Case Study: MyWaste delivers relief for councils introducing FOGO services
Recycling
10 June 2015

Case Study: MyWaste delivers relief for councils introducing FOGO services

The rollout of new food and garden (FOGO) waste collection systems is stressful for many councils. MyWaste shows it does not need to be. For many residents, wheeling out and collecting their bins each week represents their most significant interaction with Council. This is a learned behaviour established over many years. Subsequently, changes to collection […]

Lessons from the first ERF carbon auction
Carbon
27 April 2015

Lessons from the first ERF carbon auction

Published by ResourceRecovery.biz The winners during the first Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction have been announced. Congratulations to those who succeeded in securing a Carbon Abatement Contract with the Federal Government and commiserations to those who missed out. But don’t despair: there are many more auctions to come. Under the ERF, the Federal Government is […]

So, you’re ready for FOGO
FOGO
17 April 2015

So, you’re ready for FOGO

Article written by Jacqueline Ong and originally published by Inside Waste Is there a compelling case for councils to go down the FOGO path? For NSW at least, the government is supportive of increasing organic diversion rates and has put its money where its mouth is with the Waste Less Recycle More initiative. MRA Consulting […]

Rules to exclude WLRM projects from ERF Fund banned
Carbon
18 February 2015

Rules to exclude WLRM projects from ERF Fund banned

Rules to exclude Waste Less Recycle More (WLRM) projects from the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) dumped. All WLRM projects are free to participate in the ERF and to generate carbon credits. The Department of the Environment has yesterday published its Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 instrument that will guide the ERF first auction. […]

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