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Making Asbestos Disposal Safer And Easier For Communities

Source: Sustainability Victoria. Asbestos Disposal Management Plan The Asbestos Disposal Management Plan looks at developing a network of existing licensed landfills and new short-term storage and transfer sites (or ‘asbestos transfer sites’). Asbestos transfer sites will be located at existing waste facilities or other suitable locations. These will be chosen based on geographical needs over…

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Calling Birdwatchers, Twitchers And Citizen Scientists

In it’s 7th year, the annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count will be held between 19-25 October 2020. As BirdLife Australia says, “You can count in a suburban backyard, a local park, a patch of forest, down by the beach, or the main street of town. ⁠In fact, you don’t even have to leave home, making…

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ResourceSmart Schools Gippsland YouTube – Teacher Training

Catch-up on ResourceSmart School’s Teacher Training sessions on our YouTube channel (don’t forget to subscribe). 9 SEPTEMBER 2020 This training session features two secondary teachers talking about their exceptional ResourceSmart Schools program in Gippsland. Judy Stewart from Lowanna Secondary College has been involved with ResourceSmart Schools for many years and recently won Secondary Teacher for…

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Keep Yourself, Your Friends And Family Safe

We can’t ease up on looking after ourselves or each other. If you have any of these symptoms, you must get tested and stay home: – Fever, chills or sweats – Cough or sore throat – Shortness of breath – Runny nose – Loss of sense of smell or taste Getting tested means you keep…

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Shortlisted Companies Announced In The Search For Alternatives To Landfill

Source: MWRRG. In March 2020 MWRRG called for Expressions of Interest for solutions to provide an alternative to landfill for 16 councils in Melbourne’s south east. We’re pleased to announce that after a competitive tendering process three tenderers, including world leading providers of resource recovery infrastructure, have been shortlisted to join the solution development stage…

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EPA Monitoring Landfill Using Drones

Source: Waste Management Review by Brittany Coles. Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is using the capabilities of drone technology to spot licence breaches from the sky. EPA has been using a sophisticated aerial drone, officially known as a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), to conduct aerial surveillance and evidence gathering. Following its monitoring of local landfill…

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Transforming Victoria’s Waste Sector

Source: Rawtech – webinar series. The last few years have been very challenging for the Victorian recycling sector. China Sword and the financial collapse of a major recycler left some Victorian councils with no other choice but to landfill recyclables. This challenge is also an opportunity for Victoria to improve its recycling capabilities and importantly…

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Two Gippsland ResourceSmart Schools in Award Finals

Finalists have been announced for the 2020 ResourceSmart Schools Awards! Many outstanding entries were received from schools across the state. For the first time, we will hold an online awards ceremony so everyone can be part of the celebration. To view this year’s finalists, including Gippsland’s Yarragon Primary School and Lowanna College, visit Sustainability Victoria

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Top 5 Things To Keep Out Of Your Recycling Bin

If you put the wrong things into your recycling bin, items which would normally be recycled might end up in landfill. Get to know your recycling and keep the following items out of your recycling bin, because what you do makes a big difference. Find out more…

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Crisp Packet Blankets Save Lives

Source: Channel 4 (UK). Pen and others at The Art Shack in Hastings UK turn crisp packets into blankets for the homeless. “Bringing communities together to help each other. It’s just epic that something as simple as a crisp packet can help save lives, help the environment and bring people together.”   Crisp Packet Blankets…

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