Queensland’s Plastic Pollution Crisis

Queensland’s Plastic Pollution Crisis – Container Deposit & Other Solutions Consecutive Queensland governments have failed the community by not paying enough attention to the management of rubbish. Queensland is now the most littered State in Australia with  beverage containers and plastic packaging representing the bulk of that litter. According to the Keep Australia Beautiful Litter […]

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State of Origin of Waste – NSW v QLD

Voluntary action by every individual helps to grow recycling rates; an extra milk bottle in the recycling bin; installing a home composting system, all contribute. Australia leads the world in household recycling rates. In the business sector most of the economically viable streams are already being recycled (cardboard, paper, metals and plastic) although there is […]

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What is air worth? Appropriately pricing landfills

Mike Ritchie, Jordon Wong & Tom Mallet – MRA Consulting Group. Landfill gate fees typically cover costs of operation, overheads, mobile plant and equipment, labour, depreciation costs of roads and buildings and other fixed assets and profit. But the costs (and therefore the gate fee), also need to include 30-50 year post closure management, long […]

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