1. Perisher Valley sees over 600kg rubbish removal

    Perisher Valley sees over 600kg rubbish removal

    National Parks and Wildlife Service has removed more than 600kg of rubbish from Perisher in Kosciuszko National Park, NSW.

    The December clean-up was conducted with Perisher Resort staff as part of the Annual Clean-Up Perisher Day in Kosciuszko National Park. The efforts led to the removal of 70kg of scrapped steel, 5kg of cardboard and paper, 60kg of plastic and glass recycling.

    Blue Lake Kosciuszko National Park Tim Scanlon, NPWS Environmental Liaison Officer said once the snow has melted, it reveals hidden rubbish from the winter season.

    “The rubbish collected included gloves, food wrappers and drinks cartons, often dropped by skiers accidentally from the ski lifts during the winter,” he said.

    “Over 100 Perisher staff and 20 NPWS staff took part in this year’s Annual Clean-Up Perisher Day, walking up and down the resort collecting huge bags of rubbish.”

    Mr Scanlon said over one million people visit Kosciuszko National

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  2. WA Community and Industry Engagement program

    WA Community and Industry Engagement program

    Applications are open for the Western Australian Government’s $1 million Community and Industry Engagement program.

    Eligible projects may include development and implementation of waste management guidelines and improved practices, targeted training and knowledge sharing, diversion from landfill projects and waste education.

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    Funding is available to the waste industry, local governments, regional councils, peak industry organisations, research and educational organisations and community groups.

    Previous recipients include Perth’s City of Cockburn,

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  3. Scaling up the circular economy

    Scaling up the circular economy

    How progressive is Australia compared with the rest of the world when it comes to actioning circular economy principles? Waste Management Review investigates.

    Over the years, much has been said about abandoning the “take, make, dispose” model of a product’s lifecycle in favour of a circular economy.

    According to British registered charity the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the circular economy is an alternative to this traditional linear mode. The circular economy focuses on keeping resources in use for as long as possible, extracting the maximum value out of them and recovering them into new products at the end of their life.

    The foundation notes today’s economic model has relied on large quantitates of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy, a model that is reaching its physical limits.

    The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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