2018 – looks like a lot of pain for MRFs and councils

By: Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group Date: 12/02/2018 If you haven’t heard it already, the household recycling industry is in all sorts of trouble. 2018 is going to be a troubled year for most MRFs (Materials Recovery Facilities) and therefore their council clients. The Chinese National Sword policy has bitten and bitten hard. National Sword […]

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It’s time for Queensland Labor to reintroduce a landfill levy

More than a week after the Queensland election, current predictions are for a Labor majority. At the same time, the NSW EPA has told a NSW parliamentary inquiry that the scale of waste transport to Queensland is far higher than previously believed. An eye-watering 830,000 tonnes was transported in 2016/17, largely by rail, almost double […]

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Proceedings from Sustainable Queensland Forum – Maintaining regional Queensland’s natural capital and ecosystem services

Click here for complete Proceedings from Sustainable Queensland Forum    Rural producers, natural resource managers and conservation managers face a constantly changing set of climatic and human influences. Traditional land production systems and environmental management are under pressure. New approaches to production and natural resource management are required in the face of government financial resource […]

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The Renewable Energy Revolution – Real Climate Action in the Sunshine State

Download  The Renewable Energy Revolution – Real Climate Action in the Sunshine State Queensland needs a very different energy fuel mix to the current one. This is urgently needed to address the global warming challenge facing the world community, as well as other emissions and costs from our fossil fuel use (Rockstrom et al, 2009). […]

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