The waste and resource recovery sector will benefit from new funding announced in last week’s federal budget, according to National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) CEO Rose Read.
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A program to recover and recycle old, unwanted and potentially unsafe child car safety seats will take a major step forward with a grant from the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund.
Up to 190,000 tonnes of soft plastic packaging will be recycled and reprocessed each year under one of the proposals funded through the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund.
Product stewardship success shouldn’t be measured by simply tonnes collected, but also how the lifecycle of products is extended. MobileMuster’s Spyro Kalos explains.
The Federal Government is investing $1 million in the establishment of a new Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence, which will play a key role in driving Australia towards an eighty per cent recovery rate across all waste streams by 2030.
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is pursuing accreditation under the Federal Government’s revamped product stewardship legislation.
The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has welcomed the ACCC authorisation of the Battery Stewardship Council’s national battery recycling scheme, however cautions that with major battery importers yet to sign up to the voluntary scheme, its efficacy is in doubt.
All end-of-life tyres from Porsche Cars Australia Centres will be collected and disposed of by a Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) accredited recycler, following the dealer’s recent commitment to the scheme.
A record 23 companies have demonstrated full compliance with sustainability objectives applicable to their businesses in 2019, under the Australian PVC Stewardship Program operated by the Vinyl Council of Australia.