Tomra - trolig mye mer på gang for Tomra i Australia!


Tomra eier og opererer hele pantesystemet "Return and Earn" i delstaten New South Wales. I delstaten Queensland eier og opererer Tomra 10 store pantesenter i de tettest bebodde områdene. Her har dere nyheten om at også vin- og melkeflasker nå trolig kommer inn som panteobjekter i Australia. Delstaten Southern Australia har dessuten satt i gang en prosess med henblikk på å modernisere sitt pantesytem. Dessuten er trolig nyheten om endelig utforming av pantesystemet i delstaten Western Australia like rundt hjørnet. Pantesystemet i Western Australia skal være oppe og gå allerede tidlig i 2020. Så "down under" er det trolig mye (mer) på gang nå for Tomra, som dere skjønner!



Possible change in the air for container refund scheme

Ebony Graveur by EBONY GRAVEUR

12th Jun 2019 3:05 PM


LESS than a year in, the Containers for Change refund scheme is set to expand.

Currently, a range of containers from water bottles to soft drink cans are included in the scheme, allowing people to trade in eligible recyclables for 10c a pop at participating refund sites.

While milk and wine bottles have not previously been included, Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch said in a statement there was a possibility things could change and currently other Australian states were looking into expanding to include wine and milk bottles.

"It's still only seven months old but it's obvious from the half a billion containers that have already been returned and the more than 640 jobs that have been created, that Queenslanders are hugely supportive of this recycling initiative,” Ms Enoch said.

"It's great to see people are so enthusiastic about Containers for Change that people are starting to ask how it could be expanded.”

Ms Enoch said South Australia was reviewing its scheme and as states strived to offer uniform schemes to minimise costs and maximise efficiency across the country, it could impact Queensland.

"There is a possibility of future change. The South Australian government is currently conducting a review of its container scheme,” she said.

The Gatton, Laidley, Esk, Fernvale and Kilcoy refund processing sites are managed by third party Anuha.

Anuha general manager Robert Evelyn said the scheme was popular.

"We didn't know what to expect but we're doing a larger volume than we'd anticipated when it started.”

https://www.gattonstar.com.au/news/possible-change-in-the-air-for-container-refund-sc/3752040/
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Recycling bodies call for expansion of container deposit scheme in SA

By Meagan Dillon
Posted Mon at 10:17pm

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-30/should-south-australias-deposit-container-scheme-be-expanded/11317302



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Experts back cashback plan to help Victoria’s recycling crisis

30/07/2019
ROSS AND JOHN



Victoria’s recycling woes could be solved by a container deposit scheme and other solutions according to a leading academic.

Dr Trevor Thornton, a lecturer at Deakin University’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences, says the introduction of a container deposit scheme — paying residents a per-item rate for certain items — would help solve problems such as contamination, which is most prevalent among glass items.

Victoria is the only state in Australia that doesn’t have a cashback program, nor plans to start one.

“Container deposit schemes bring a lot of glass out of the recycling stream, so I’d like to see that happen first,” Dr Thornton told Ross and John.

“If we go down the process of cleaning up all this recycling and private industry aren’t going to do it, then let state government walk in and do it.”

https://www.3aw.com.au/experts-back-cashback-plan-to-help-victorias-recycling-crisis/



180,000 tonnes of recycling heading to landfill as Victoria’s SKM teeters on the brink

BY MICHELLE FRANK ON JULY 29, 2019


The company, which handles about half of the state’s recycling, is in financial crisis and has told local councils it can no longer accept material

More than half of the Victorian rubbish usually handled by stricken recycling operator SKM will be sent to the tip after the company told 30 local councils it could no longer collect material from them.

https://www.infosurhoy.com/cocoon/saii/xhtml/en_GB/news-summary/180000-tonnes-of-recycling-heading-to-landfill-as-victorias-skm-teeters-on-the-brink/



JULY 31, 2019 7:02 PM AEST

Containers for Change hits 700 million


More than 700 million containers have been returned across Queensland since the Containers for Change scheme started nine months ago – enough to stretch around the world twice.

Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch said the popularity of the scheme had far exceeded expectations, with the volume of returned containers about a third higher than predicted.

“As more and more Queenslanders have been getting on board with this recycling scheme, businesses have been embracing the economic and job opportunities.

“More refund points have been opening across the state, and now there are 307 refund points open, which was the target set for November 1 this year.

“This means the scheme is three months ahead of schedule, which is amazing. It is a clear indication that Queenslanders care about recycling and are embracing this scheme.”

Minister Enoch said with 700 million containers returned, more than $70 million has been refunded to individuals and families, charities and community organisations.

“Our state is a much cleaner place thanks to people’s overwhelming enthusiasm to cash in their containers, with an average of around 3 million containers being returned per day,” she said.

“More than 193,000 Queenslanders are now registered under the scheme, which has also helped create more than 600 new jobs across Queensland.”

Ms Enoch said since Containers for Change started, there had been a 35% reduction of containers ending up as litter, and this is expected to increase.

“This scheme is making a real difference in greatly reducing the amount of plastic pollution ending up in our waterways and environment,” she said.

https://www.miragenews.com/containers-for-change-hits-700-million/
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Presset på myndighetene i Victoria for å innføre pantesystem bare vokser for hver dag som går. Delstatsmyndighetene har strittet imot, avfallshåndteringskrisen er komplett og Victoria drukner i søppel. Nå er det nok like før man tar til fornuften og gir folket det pantesystemet folket og myndighetene ute i regionene i delstaten vil ha...



Councils call for cash-for-cans scheme as recycling crisis deepen

By Benjamin Preiss
August 5, 2019 — 11.41am


A coalition of local councils is demanding the state government introduce a reward program for collecting bottles and containers as a way of fixing the state's ailing recycling system.

Melbourne City Council is among those calling for a container deposit scheme after it was forced to dump tonnes of recycling material in landfill due to the closure of one of Victoria’s biggest recycling companies.

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The Age has contacted the state government for comment. Although it has not released any plans to introduce a container deposit scheme, government MP Cesar Melham told ABC radio he hoped one would be rolled out soon.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/councils-call-for-cash-for-cans-scheme-as-recycling-crisis-deepens-20190805-p52dx6.html



At least 15 councils still forced to dump recycling in landfill

By Benjamin Preiss and Ivana Domic
August 5, 2019 — 5.42pm


The collapse of recycling giant SKM continues to play havoc with Victoria’s waste management system, as at least 15 councils are forced to dump paper, glass and cans in landfill.

While some councils that had contracts with the failed recycling company have scrambled to find alternative processors, tonnes of recycling are still headed for landfill.

Residents of some councils - such as Geelong - have been told they can drop off their recycling material themselves at depots but kerbside collections will be sent to landfill.

Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien said Victoria’s recycling system was in “absolute crisis”.

“We’re seeing recycling being sent to the tip. That’s not the fault of Victorians that’s the fault of the Andrews Labor government and their failure to fix this problem,” he said.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/victoria/at-least-15-councils-still-forced-to-dump-recycling-in-landfill-20190805-p52e2a.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed



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Surely a recyclables deposit scheme is a no-brainer?

By Nicola Philp
August 5, 2019 — 11.03pm


There are a growing number of councils calling for Victoria to hurry up and introduce a container deposit scheme in an effort to address part of our recycling and waste crisis. There have been several failed attempts in the last few terms of government to petition for such a scheme, but so far to no avail – why?

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/surely-a-recyclables-deposit-scheme-is-a-no-brainer-20190805-p52e34.html



Chance for growth as recycling ‘on brink’

TESSA AKERMAN
REPORTER
12:00AM AUGUST 6, 201919 COMMENTS

Australia’s recycling industry is at a “tipping point”, warns a major waste management company, amid calls for urgent reform as a second recycling facility has been put out of action.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/chance-for-growth-as-recycling-on-brink/news-story/965fb07989d7df7f6c8f1bd92e9b1753



Recycling crisis: landowners face millions in clean-up costs after SKM collapse

The company, which was wound up on Friday, stockpiled tens of thousands of tonnes of recycling at rented sites

Ben Butler and Josh Taylor
Tue 6 Aug 2019 19.00 BST

Landowners across Victoria are facing a multimillion-dollar clean-up bill after the discovery of tens of thousands of tonnes of previously unknown recycling stockpiled at sites rented by failed company SKM.

On Friday, creditors of SKM Corporate, which leased the sites and is at the centre of a recycling crisis gripping Victoria, obtained orders from the state’s supreme court liquidating the company.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/07/recycling-crisis-land-owners-face-millions-in-clean-up-costs-after-skm-collapse



Scott Morrison to push premiers to improve 'appalling' record on plastic recycling

PM will also seek support for Coalition’s deregulation program, along with vocational education reforms

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent
Wed 7 Aug 2019 19.00 BST


Scott Morrison will seek agreement from the states to take more action on plastic recycling when premiers meet in Cairns on Friday for the first Coag meeting since the election.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/08/scott-morrison-to-push-premiers-to-improve-appalling-record-on-plastic-recycling



Recycling

Australia will ban export of recyclable waste 'as soon as practicable', PM vows

State environment ministers will consult industry to develop a timeline to improve the recycling system

Australian Associated Press
Fri 9 Aug 2019 07.31 BST


The prime minister has vowed to do more to tackle plastic waste in the world’s oceans, saying the export of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres will be banned.

Scott Morrison said only about 12% of materials are properly recycled in Australia and he wanted that to change. With state and territory leaders, he has laid out a plan for environment ministers to improve the recycling system.

“There will be no export of plastics and paper and glass to other countries where it runs the risk of floating around in our oceans,” he said in Cairns after a Council of Australian Governments (Coag) meeting on Friday.

“This stuff won’t change unless you say: ‘There’s going to be a point in time where you’re not going to be able to put this stuff in a ship and send it off to someone else.’

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/09/australia-to-ban-export-of-recyclable-waste-as-soon-as-practicable-pm-vows



Container deposit push builds

August 13, 2019
Eve Lamb

https://www.midlandexpress.com.au/container-deposit-push-builds/
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