Sustainability Victoria has launched a new online directory, Buy Recycled, which highlights Victorian products containing recycled content.
The tool is designed to provide government buyers with easy access to suppliers and recycled material options when considering products for purchasing and infrastructure projects.
The Victorian Government’s Social Procurement Framework requires government buyers to consider opportunities to deliver social and sustainable outcomes in every procurement activity.
Where appropriate, this includes sustainable material choices and buying products made from recycled content.
“We support state and local governments to consider environmental sustainability principles when making decisions about purchasing goods for public construction and infrastructure,” a Sustainability Victoria statement reads.
Products listed in the directory include: fencing, furniture, pavement, piping and irrigation, playgrounds, road base and soils.
“It is increasingly important for government to consider the environmental impact of purchasing and infrastructure activities,” the statement reads.
“Buy Recycled aims to provide buyers with options to achieve positive environmental outcomes and support organisational sustainability goals.”