illegal-dumping

A safeguard against illegal dumping – section 143 notices

By Mike Ritchie – Managing Director, MRA Consulting Group The problem of illegal dumping We all hear the horror stories of illegal landfill operations, cowboy waste operators dumping waste on land, the covert filling of gullies by unscrupulous transporters wanting to avoid landfill fees. These practices undermine the whole intent of our waste regulatory structure…

SV VSG

Sustainability Victoria Energy Assessment Grants now open

By James Moverley, MRA Consulting Group Sustainability Victoria (SV) has released funding for Victorian businesses to carry out an energy assessment under the new SV Business – Boosting Productivity program. Boosting Productivity is a $3 million grants program comprising of: Energy assessments; and Industry capability grants. An energy assessment can identify and implement energy improvements…

Mattress Dumping

Round four of Illegal Dumping grants announced

By MRA Consulting Group The NSW EPA has released the fourth round of the Combating Illegal Dumping: Clean-up and Prevention Program grant under the $465.7 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM). The new grants aim to help councils, public land managers and community groups working in partnership with councils and/or public land…

Weighbridge

Final round of WLRM Weighbridge Fund announced

By MRA Consulting Group The NSW EPA has released its fourth and final round of the Weighbridge Fund under the $465.7 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM). The new grants provide a one off opportunity for eligible facilities to accelerate the installation of a weighbridge in compliance with the Protection of the…

power-towers

Energy from Waste in Australia – is there a future?

MRA’s Mike Ritchie delivered his view on the future of Energy from Waste (EfW) in Australia at the fourth Waste Expo conference last Wednesday. “Australia’s efforts related to Energy from Waste (EfW) are considerably less advanced when compared to some developed countries. The reasons for this are to be found in a complex combination of…

circular

Why bother with the circular economy?

By Mike Ritchie – Managing Director, MRA Consulting Group The circular economy matters… We are hearing more and more of the circular economy, an approach to resources that keeps materials away from waste, and brings them back into the productive economy. It rejects the status quo “take-make-dispose” linear economy in favour of cycling biological and…