single-use plastics

Plastic-free public events in ACT

In an Australian first, the ACT Government has declared public events as ‘plastic-free’ under the Plastic Reduction Act, passed earlier this year. It is also engaging with the community and industry on the phase-out of the second tranche of single-use plastic items from 1 July 2022.

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Medical waste recycled

Medical waste recycled

Ampoules and needle caps were recycled into new building materials as part of a pilot project to tackle plastic waste in the healthcare sector.

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Plastic waste technology in spotlight

Chemistry Australia has collaborated with CSIRO on a new report into advanced recycling technologies that can increase the recovery and recycling of Australia’s plastic resources. Read more

Victorian waste reduction grants

Sustainability Victoria is offering further grants of up to $50,000 for organisations to pursue packaging waste reduction and recovery opportunities.

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