Archive for April 2013

18.4.2013 – Amendments to television and computer recycling scheme   Leave a comment

Proposed changes to the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme will make no difference to the general community but will enhance the longer-term viability of the Scheme.

The changes impact organisations operating the Scheme, not how it is delivered to the public. Most notable is the proposal to create one product class so organisations do not have to meet separate targets for recycling TVs and computers but all collected and recycled materials will contribute towards achieving targets.

The proposals are in a discussion paper available at http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/waste/ewaste/index.html and comments close on 7 May 2013.

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Posted April 18, 2013 by equilibrium in Uncategorized

4.4.2013 Waste Less Recycle More   Leave a comment

The NSW Government has announced  a 5-year $465.7 million waste and recycling program aimed at delivering economic, employment and environmental benefits for local communities.

Key areas of the package include:

  1. Waste and recycling infrastructure package – $250 million
  2. Supporting local communities – $137.7 million
  3. Combating illegal dumping – $58 million
  4. Tackling litter – $20 million.

Posted April 2, 2013 by equilibrium in Government Relations