iQRenew is investing to increase our capability to sort and process recyclable materials in Australia. By doing so we help reduce shipments of waste sent overseas, divert waste from landfill and add value to our community.

The waste landscape around the world is changing. We can no longer ship the problem interstate or overseas. As of 2018, China has effectively banned all imports of foreign waste.

Australians recycle 51% of waste… meaning over half of what we throw away gets collected by local councils as recycling kerbside.

What is a Material Recovery Facility (MRF)?

A MRF is a huge factory where mixed recycling comes to be sorted into streams – plastic, paper, glass and aluminium (then baled and sent for processing).

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Meet Vicki Sherwood, our new COO. Well-travelled engineer extraordinaire.

Meet Vicki Sherwood, our new COO. Well-travelled engineer extraordinaire.

iQRenew is delighted, and very excited, to announce the appointment of our new Chief Operating Officer, Victoria Sherwood. As our new COO, Victoria joining our team represents the beginning of the next phase in our journey, building on the brilliant work we’ve done so far to lead us forward in an accelerated growth phase across the country.

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Meet Miriam Cumming. Sustainability champion & our new Environmental Engineer

Meet Miriam Cumming. Sustainability champion & our new Environmental Engineer

The exciting and rapid growth phase continues at iQRenew, with the appointment of our new Environmental Engineer, Miriam Cumming.

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We’re pleased to announce Luke Baker’s appointment as Chair of the iQ Renew Advisory Board

We’re pleased to announce Luke Baker’s appointment as Chair of the iQ Renew Advisory Board

We’re pleased to announce Luke Baker’s appointment as Chair of the iQ Renew Advisory Board.

Luke will work closely with our CEO Danial Gallagher to support his ambitious vision for iQ Renew.

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Newcastle residents invited to start curbing plastic waste on Global Recycling Day

Newcastle residents invited to start curbing plastic waste on Global Recycling Day

City of Newcastle will become just the second council in Australia to take part in the Curby Soft Plastics Program, after an initial roll-out on the Central Coast last year proved popular.

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