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NSW’s Narrabri recycling facility praised during National Recycling Week

NSW’s Narrabri recycling facility praised during National Recycling Week

Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley joined Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton in Narrabri highlighting the role that regional Australia can play in Australia’s recycling transformation, and the need to ensure remote and regional communities have access to recycling opportunities.

NSW’s Narrabri recycling facility praised during National Recycling Week
Image courtesy of Australian Recycled Plastics.

During what is National Recycling Week, Ley praised the Australian Recycled Plastics’ facility at Narrabri, whic is one of the few facilities within Australia which can simultaneously sort HDPE (High-density polyethylene), PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) and coloured plastic.

This follows the announcement of new grants from the New South Wales Government, which can provide from $100,000 to $1 million for projects which boost recycling capacity in rural and regional areas.

Minister Ley said the grants would provide opportunities for regional and remote communities to access more recycling opportunities locally.

“As we enter National Recycling week, this is an important example of the innovation that comes from regional communities and a reminder that recycling is important for the environment and for jobs,” she said. “Regional communities have a big role to play but we also recognise the unique recycling challenges for many areas.”

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said that Australian Recycled Plastics was a success story for the region and an important reminder of the contribution rural Australia can make.

“There are, at the same time, some unique recycling challenges in regional areas and it is important that they are recognised,” he said.

For more information on the Australian Recycled Plastics facility, click here.

 

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