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Sustainability Victoria grants for recycling infrastructure projects

Date: 15-Apr-20
Author: Liam Taylor

Sustainability Victoria are offering significant investment into recycling infrastructure projects. Image: IQ Renew

Sustainability Victoria are offering significant investment into recycling infrastructure projects. Image: IQ Renew

Sustainability Victoria is calling for expressions of interest for two grant streams from the Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund.

The primary aim of the fund is to ramp up recycling infrastructure, improve the recovery of valuable recycled materials locally and keeping waste out of landfill.

Two grant streams are open to submissions until 3pm, May 8, 2020, which are:

  • Materials (paper, cardboard, plastics and glass) – $28 million to target infrastructure projects that will reprocess, remanufacture and build end-market capacity for priority recovered materials.
  • Hazardous waste (solvents) – $11.5 million to target infrastructure projects that can improve the recycling of solvents from liquid hazardous waste.

According to Sustainability Victoria the investment will “…provide support for the government’s transformation of the state’s waste and recycling system. It will also complement the introduction of a new four-bin system across households and a state-wide container deposit scheme.”

The Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund is designed to drive innovation and improve the capability of Victoria’s recycling sector. The fund has already committed $28 million towards these efforts in the 2019–20 budget, marking a record investment in Victoria’s recycling infrastructure as the state embraces a circular economy and a sustainable future.

 

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Liam                                              Taylor

Author: Liam Taylor

Liam is Planet Ark's Communications Coordinator. Prior to joining Planet Ark Liam spent his time studying global environmental issues, travelling Southeast Asia on the cheap and working for a sustainable property management company in Bali, Indonesia.
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