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Landfill credits and incentives to recycle the key to reducing waste

Landfill credits and incentives to recycle the key to reducing waste

The government is being urged to provide incentives to meet ambitious waste targets.

  • by Jewel Topsfield

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Australia to set national targets to reduce waste
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Recycling

Australia to set national targets to reduce waste

Australia will set six national targets to tackle Australia’s waste crisis and provide greater certainty for business over the next 12 years under the 2018 National Waste Policy.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
Opera House goes carbon neutral five years ahead of schedule
Energy & infrastructure

Opera House goes carbon neutral five years ahead of schedule

At 6pm on Monday night, look to the Sydney Opera House for a symbol of change .

  • by Helen Pitt
Waste trains create a stink in Tarago, forcing children to stay inside
Recycling

Waste trains create a stink in Tarago, forcing children to stay inside

The smell coming from waste trains is sometimes so powerful that pupils have to be kept in classrooms.

  • by Blake Foden
Controversial Hume tip shuts down
Canberra

Controversial Hume tip shuts down

The owners of Southern State Waste Recycling facility have said constant community complaints have forced them to close.

  • by Andrew Brown
Big boom hopes to corral Pacific Ocean's plastic rubbish

Big boom hopes to corral Pacific Ocean's plastic rubbish

Engineers are deploying a rubbish collection device in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.

  • by Olga Rodriguez
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Polluters to be stripped of profits in environmental crime crackdown
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Pollution

Polluters to be stripped of profits in environmental crime crackdown

The new framework will potentially see millions of dollars returned to the public purse.

  • by Lisa Visentin
Radioactive waste to be moved from uni to safe storage in Yallambie

Radioactive waste to be moved from uni to safe storage in Yallambie

More than 200 drums of radioactive waste are to be transferred from Melbourne University and stored indefinitely in the city's leafy outer suburbs.

  • by Clay Lucas
'We used to play in it': Erin Brockovich joins WA suburb's fight against contamination
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'We used to play in it': Erin Brockovich joins WA suburb's fight against contamination

"In WA they'll tell you it can't hurt you but they're providing you with bottled water. If that's the case then why are you doing what you're doing?"

  • by Hannah Barry
Lara tip operator abandons site, sets sail for Whitsundays
Investigation
Investigation

Lara tip operator abandons site, sets sail for Whitsundays

A rogue recycling operator has walked away from one of the state’s worst fire and environmental hazards and avoided a potential $100 million clean-up bill for a mountain of toxic waste left on Geelong’s outskirts

  • by Chris Vedelago & Cameron Houston
Werribee landfill set for major expansion

Werribee landfill set for major expansion

One of Melbourne's biggest rubbish tips is to get bigger as a growing population puts pressure on waste management systems.

  • by Benjamin Preiss