NSW businesses awarded grants to tackle problem wastes

Environment minister Mark Speakman
The NSW Environment Minister has announced that 19 organisations have won grants to develop solutions to manage problem waste streams such as mattresses, plastics and nappies.

Mattress recycler TIC Group, the Vinyl Council of Australia and Australian Recycled Rubber are among the organisations to share in $6.9 million from the Innovation in Priority Problem Waste Management grants program.

The Environmental Trust grants program, which was developed to encourage solutions to manage everyday problem wastes, is part of the NSW Government’s five year $465.7 million Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.

Environment Minister Mark Speakman explained the two streams of funding under the program.

“The first stream is to develop creative solutions to managing problem waste, while the second stream is to develop new markets for recycling problem waste,” Mr Speakman said. “Each project aimed to change a problem waste into a productive resource, either through a new recycling method or through the development of new recycling markets.”

Further information about the Innovation in Priority Problem Waste Management grants
program and the 20 projects awarded funding is available on the EPA NSW website.

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