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Trevor Thornton

Trevor Thornton

Lecturer, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University

Currently a lecturer in Hazardous Materials Management at Deakin University with prior experience in employment at Victoria's Environment Protection Authority.

I have consulted widely in waste management within Australia and overseas - with recent projects based on identifying recycling contamination and educating for waste management.

Research interests lie in waste management (from many sectors including healthcare, households and commercial/industrial sectors), environment management systems – with an emphasis on the healthcare sector, life cycle assessment, education for waste management (in particular waste minimisation) and municipal waste management. Interests also lie in linking issues such as social aspects, risk assessment and occupational health and safety to waste management particularly in areas where implementing waste management techniques may upset current social structures.

Don't just blame government and business for the recycling crisis – it begins with us

Aug 01, 2019 04:32 am UTC| Insights & Views Business Economy

As the dramatic shutdown of major recycling company SKM this week has illustrated, recycling is not free. Householders in Australia pay council rates for a recycling and garbage service. This fee is largely based on the...

Why you're almost certainly wasting time rinsing your recycling

May 29, 2017 05:35 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

Once a fortnight we diligently wheel our recycling bin to the kerb, and then probably give ourselves a pat on the back while thinking of all the useful products we have helped to create, and the resources and energy we...

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Economy

S. Korea losses 277,000 jobs in July to push unemployment rate up 4%

South Korea lost about 277,000 jobs in July to push the number of unemployed people to 1.13 million, up by 41,000 lost jobs from last year. The figure represents a jobless rate of 4 percent, up by 0.1 percent from last...

UK's state-funded dining scheme boosts number of shoppers by 3.8%

The number of shoppers across all British retail destinations rose 3.8 percent last week from the previous week with the start of a state-funded eating out scheme that offers 50 percent off the bill for eat-in food and...

S. Korea's 5G subscribers reach 7.37-M in June

South Koreas 5G users have reached 7.37 million in June, up by 493,101 from the May, months before the launches of new phones that will use the network. The number of 5G subscriptions is expected to rise later this...

Indonesia subjects Facebook, Apple, Disney, Tiktok to 10% VAT

Indonesia has included Facebook, The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte Ltd., Tiktok Pte Ltd, and Apple Distribution International Ltd, among technology companies to be charged 10 percent value-added tax on sales to...

Malaysia urges ASEAN to purchase COVID-19 vaccine as a bloc

Malaysias Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members to procure the COVID-19 vaccine as a bloc to increase its availability in the...

Politics

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama to be a keynote speaker at DNC convention with Bernie Sanders and Jill Biden

Over the past several months following his endorsement of his former colleague, former president Barack Obama has actively been campaigning for Joe Biden for the upcoming November elections. As the upcoming Democratic...

Melania Trump: FLOTUS' jewelry business reportedly promoted on the White House website in 2017

Prior to becoming the first family of the United States, Donald Trump was a known real estate mogul with his family members serving as executives in the familys corporation. Even first lady Melania Trump was once known for...

Joe Biden: Donald Trump says former VP 'roped himself' into picking a woman for vice president

For months, many have been anticipating whom former vice president Joe Biden would choose as his running mate. Donald Trump weighed in once again on the presumptive Democratic nominees vice-presidential selection, saying...

Joe Biden says he will not intervene if ever Donald Trump is prosecuted by Justice Department

Despite being in office, there are already investigations launched into Donald Trump, who has also been known for interfering in cases involving his associates such as Michael Flynn and Roger Stone. Former vice president...

Science

NASA: Lucy mission passes important milestone in preparation for Trojan asteroid mission

NASA is currently preparing for several missions such as the Artemis mission, the future Mars missions, and the Lucy mission. The agency has now made progress on the Lucy mission as it was revealed that it has now passed...

Mars mission: Colonizing the Red Planet is best done under the surface, says scientists

The future Mars mission will see astronauts setting foot on the Red Planet for the first time, with space agencies hoping to colonize Earths neighboring planet successfully. According to scientists, the best chance of...

NASA: Juno spacecraft spots storms occurring in Jupiter

Over time, space enthusiasts and scientists learn more and more about what is happening on other planets in our solar system. NASAs Juno spacecraft recently spotted storms occurring in the gas giant Jupiter. Data from...

NASA reveals how ingredients for life is distributed through space

The entire universe is made up of bits and pieces of stars and planets, with the possibility of there being life in each one. Scientists at NASA looked into how there could be life on other celestial objects, in the form...

Technology

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Lifepath details revealed in Night City Wire episode 2

Lifepaths have been one of the anticipated features of CD Projekt Reds upcoming RPG. Luckily, the second episode of Night City Wire released on Monday revealed more information on how choosing among the Nomad, Street Kid,...

Trump’s WeChat ban could lead to a 30% iPhone sales decline, analyst suggests

Citing national security concerns, President Donald Trump has signed executive orders that will prohibit US companies from having any transactions with WeChat owner Tencent. Since it is one of the widely used apps in...

‘GTA Online’ summer update delivers the new Open Wheel Race Creator for fan-made circuits

As Rockstar Games promised, a slew of new gameplay content and improvements will be released in GTA Online to celebrate the summer season in Los Santos. The update going live this week will include a new feature allowing...

iPhone 12 could still sport a smaller display notch, here’s how

Since the first rumors that Apple is changing the design of the iPhone 12 emerged online, one of the common requests has been a smaller display notch. A recent leak seemingly suggests it is not happening, but other fans...
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