The news on our climate is not good as the recently released CSIRO and BOM report confirm the continued warming of Australia’s climate and oceans: “Observations and climate modelling paint a consistent picture of ongoing, long‑term climate change interacting with underlying natural variability.”
MRA would like to wish you and your family a safe, happy and sustainable festive season.
We thank you for your continued support in 2018 and look forward to working with you in 2019!
To reinforce our presence in Western Australia, we are looking to continue the role of Western Australia Branch Manager. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years work experience, preferably in waste or with an economics, planning or engineering background.
To support the growth of our Melbourne office, we are looking for candidates with a minimum of three years work experience, preferably in waste or with an environmental, economics, planning or engineering background.
With landfill levies in NSW at $140.20/t you would think that sorting of commercial waste would be more common than it is. Less than 5% of the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) waste in NSW is put through a processing plant to recover the valuable materials. In other words, less than 120,000t of the 5.5 MT that is generated is put through a processing plant. There are no dedicated C&I sorting facilities in other States (and landfill levies are lower).
Albury City Council and the Halve Waste Initiative won the SUEZ Outstanding Regional Local Government Award at the national inaugural Waste Management Association of Australia and Inside Waste Awards.
The annual WasteMINZ Conference (5-8 November 2018) is wrapping up in Christchurch at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand and Mike was amongst the first to present on its second day. Mike outlined the challenges and impacts of China’s National Sword policy on local recycling markets and described the industry’s current and potential responses.