A new service aims to encourage local government to use more recycled products in their infrastructure and landscaping projects.
The Buy Recycled Service, launched by Jordan Crugnale, State Member for Bass will leverage local government’s buying power and support councils to become leaders and drive procurement of recycled materials.
“Councils can use this service to take action through their everyday purchasing decisions, which will drive and grow the market for recycled materials, helping Victoria transition to a circular, climate-resilient clean economy,” said Crugnale.
Michael Whelan, Mayor of Bass Coast Shire said using products derived from recycled materials not only reduces waste sent to landfill, but reduces the sourcing of natural resources.
The Buy Recycled Service offers case studies, product information sheets, a procurement toolkit, an email service and a product directory, making it easier for councils to consider and use recycled products in a range of infrastructure projects.
A Buy Recycled Directory, a key feature of the service, includes more than 100 suppliers of products ranging from asphalt, ready mixed concrete, gardening equipment, fencing, street furniture, organic mulch and materials for use in other civil infrastructure and landscaping projects.
To find out more and use its tools and resources, view the Buy Recycled Service.