waste-concrete

Refining the definition of Waste

By Mike Ritchie – Managing Director, MRA Consulting Group Clients regularly ask MRA why they need a waste licence for an activity which on the face of it might not look like waste processing. Recent Land and Environment Court (LEC) and Court of Criminal Appeal (CCA) decisions have clarified the meaning of “waste” in NSW…

Organics Processing

Organics Infrastructure Large and Small

The NSW EPA has released its fourth and final round of the Organics Infrastructure Large and Small (OILS) under the $465.7 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM). The new grants provide a one off opportunity to accelerate investment in recycling infrastructure and equipment that will reduce food and garden organics waste sent…

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…

Plastic Bag Jellyfish

Plastic pollution – a call to action

By Mike Ritchie – Director, MRA Consulting Group Plastic pollution of waterways and oceans is a real problem. We need to fix it. Plastic was only invented 100 years ago and now is ubiquitous in our economies and lifestyles. It is also ubiquitous in our pollution. From microbeads to plastic bottles and fish nets plastic…

Carbon Pollution

MRA Consulting Group leads the industry into ‘Zero Carbon’

By Julien Gastaldi – Business Development Manager, MRA Consulting Group MRA Consulting Group (MRA) is proud to announce that it has successfully helped clients gain six abatement contracts with the Australia Government in the third Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), which took place on the 27th and 28th of April. These projects will consequently allow the…

RRFEE

Resource Recovery Expansion and Enhancement

The NSW EPA has released its third round of the Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement Program (RRFEE) under the $465.7 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM). The new grants provide a one off opportunity to accelerate investment in recycling infrastructure at existing facilities. The new grant funding is summarised below: Grant…

IIPPWM

Innovation in Priority Problem Wastes Management

The NSW EPA has released its second round of the Innovation in Priority Problem Wastes Management Grants Program under the $465.7 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM). The new grants provide a one off opportunity to fund innovative projects that will increase the recovery of problematic materials in NSW. The new grant…