Category Archives: Enviro – Waste Management

Environmental Protection Reform in Victoria

An overview of Victorian Environmental Protection reform that has been triggered by a renewed commitment and response to climate change and for the protection of our natural environment to ensure the health of the community. In 2017 both the Climate … Continue reading

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Victoria to Ban e-waste going to Landfill by 1 July 2019

The Victorian government reports that the amount of e-waste generated in Victoria is projected to increase from 109,000 tonnes in 2015 to approximately 256,000 tonnes in 2035. Environment Victoria reports that “Acknowledging the risks and opportunities associated with e-waste, the … Continue reading

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World Environment Day 2018

Happy World Environment Day – how is your Organisation celebrating positive outcomes for the Natural Environment? United Nations reports on the activities that global communities are conducting to celebrate and improve their local natural environment. Today is a good day … Continue reading

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Global Harmonisation – Dangerous and Hazardous Chemicals

Comcare have provided an update on the Global Harmonisation Scheme (GHS) for Dangerous and Hazardous Chemicals.  The Victorian Dangerous Goods Act has adopted the GHS and is in the process of transitioning. The GHS will become effective for states within … Continue reading

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The Australian Packaging Covenant

Organisations have a level of responsibility regarding the full life cycle of their product packaging.  To encourage Australian Manufacturers to design and adopt sustainable packaging, the Australian Packaging Covenant which was developed in 1999 under the National Environmental Protection (Used … Continue reading

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Responsible Packaging

Good Environmental Choice Australia have reported on a  new online tool that will help manufacturers and designers improve the recyclability of their packaging. The Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP) tool has been developed by Planet Ark and GreenChip which aims … Continue reading

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Report Litter

EPA’s campaign ‘A Cleaner Victoria Is In Your Hands’ aims to reduce Litter on the land and in our waterways within the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay regions.    You can help !!   You can now report Litter … Continue reading

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Tyre Storage

An Interim Waste Management Policy has been introduced in Victoria to reduce the risk of fires through inappropriate storage of tyres.  This policy relates to Victorian premises that hold more than 40 tonnes of waste tyres at a time.  It … Continue reading

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Reuse and Recycle

Reuse, Recycle and repair salvaged timber and wood products easily. Maybe you have Pallets that can no longer be repaired – well they could be recycled into bio-filters for stormwater or odours, landscape mulch and even animal bedding. For further … Continue reading

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National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Community announce the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme The scheme is available to all people and businesses, where you are able to drop off your electronic waste (ewaste) at no charge, … Continue reading

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