Entries by Will Houtsma

Lighting Council Australia Submission on the Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020

Lighting Council supports the approach taken to both product stewardship and the regulation of waste exports through the Bills. Furthermore, LCA shares the view of reducing the impact that products and waste material have on human and environmental health and realising community and economic benefits by taking responsibility for products and waste material is an […]

Lighting Council Australia welcomes Federal Government’s announcement of $1 billion waste and recycling plan

Lighting Council Australia welcomes the announcement from the Federal Government on June 6, committing $190 million to a new Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) that will generate $600 million of recycling investment and drive a billion-dollar transformation of Australia’s waste and recycling capacity. Lighting Council praises the efforts of the Minister for the Environment, the Hon […]

Ninth Meeting of Environment Ministers

Agreed Statement – 8 November 2019, Adelaide The ninth meeting of Australia’s Environment Ministers has put forward a proposed timetable for the progressive phase out of problem waste exports from July next year, while also committing to ambitious waste reduction targets for all states and territories under a New National Waste Action plan. Meeting in […]

Australia Waste Export Ban

On 9 August 2019, the Council of Australian Governments agreed Australia should establish a timetable to ban the export of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres, while building Australia’s capacity to generate high value recycled commodities and associated demand. Leaders also tasked Environment Ministers to advise on a proposed timetable and response strategy following consultation […]

Victoria State-wide E-waste Ban

How does the Victorian E-waste Ban affect your company? Lighting Council Australia Public Affairs & Environment Manager Brodie Easton, recently met with Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA Victoria) to discuss the state-wide ban on waste which was implemented on July 1. The purpose of the meeting was to gain greater clarification of the Waste Management […]

2019 Exitcycle Seminar

Exitcycle Educational Panel Discussion for Universities and Local Government Lighting Council Australia recently hosted an educational panel discussion on improving participation in the Exitcycle scheme. Four industry panellists participated who shared their views to the audience which included Queensland Government representatives, electrical contractors and lighting manufacturers. The panel was chaired by John Brent, the former […]

Queensland Government recycling initiative for emergency and exit lighting batteries

The Queensland Government in partnership with Lighting Council Australia – the peak body for Australia’s lighting industry – recently launched a recycling initiative for emergency and exit lighting batteries. EXITCYCLE aims to increase the recycling rate of end-of-life emergency and exit lighting batteries. It’s estimated that five million batteries are sent to landfill each year. […]