Recycling Victoria launched

recycling Victoria

The Victorian Government has launched Recycling Victoria, a new government body to support the transformation of the state’s waste and recycling systems.

Launching on Friday, the body will aim to strengthen the state’s waste and recycling sector by driving innovation and industry security, helping circular economies to thrive, and supporting the introduction of the Container Deposit Scheme.

Recycling Victoria will oversee new standards, regulations and reporting in the waste and recycling sector, to build community confidence and encourage businesses to innovate, invest and grow Victoria’s circular economy. It will also monitor and enforce the transition to a statewide four bin household waste and recycling system.

Sustainability Victoria welcomed Recycling Victoria to the fold in a statement, saying the two agencies would work together to deliver the government’s circular economy plan, Recycling Victoria: a new economy.

The new body will take over the state’s waste and recycling data operations previously provided by Sustainability Victoria.

Recycling Victoria will also work closely with Victoria’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), councils, industry, regional communities, and Traditional Owners.

Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Environment and Climate Action, said strengthening the state’s waste and recycling capabilities would benefit Victorians and the environment.

“Recycling Victoria will help transform our waste and recycling system, with strong regulations holding service providers to the highest possible standards,” she said. “This will help deliver a recycling system Victorians can rely on as we divert waste from landfill and create thousands of new jobs.”

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