NevRwaste News

Resource Smart Workshop for Councils & Resource Management Groups

A workshop will be held for any council officer or resource management educator who provides Environmental Sustainability Education and assistance to schools in the Hume region. Many schools in the Hume region are now using the ResourceSmart program to guide their sustainability education and practices.  This workshop will give participants an understanding of: What ResourceSmart…

Detox your Home Wangaratta

On the 24th of May 2014, “Detox your Home” mobile collection service was held in Wangaratta. There were 34 registrations and 42 attendees on the day. Some interesting statistics from the collection: •   Residents dropped off an average of 22.5 kilograms per person •   67% of the respondents were first time users of the service…

Mansfield Cleans Up

“One World, many Mansfields” Our local Mansfield Shire recently joined in with other Mansfields from around the world to become litter free. International Clean Up Mansfield Day was championed last year by Mansfield in the UK with a clever idea to make Mansfields everywhere the cleanest places in the world. Coordinated locally by Mansfield’s waste management officer, Rebecca Kirley,…

News from Planet Ark…”From Toner to Tarmac”

The last thing you’d expect to do after putting used printer cartridges into a ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ box is to drive over them. But that’s exactly what you could do due to the development of a new product that turns residual toner into road surface. What’s more, the recycled material, which is being rolled out…