The Federal Government is seeking to maximise manufacturing opportunities while driving down emissions and protecting the environment, with funding now available for recycling and clean energy projects under the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI).
The Federal Government is delivering improvements to the way environmental risks from chemicals are managed in Australia, with the passing of the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Bill 2020 in Parliament last week.
Consumers can now demand their used tyres go to genuine recyclers, as the Federal Government lends support to Tyre Stewardship Australia’s (TSA) National Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme.
Four new schemes join a range of organisations represented at the launch of the Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence at Parliament House on Monday night.
The Federal Government is taking the fight against plastic waste to a new level, from plastic free beaches, to ending the confusion over household collection systems, declaring war on cigarette butts and putting an end to polystyrene consumer packaging.
The Federal Government is setting its sights on the 800,000 tonnes of clothing and textiles discarded by Australians each year, with $350,000 allocated to support Circular Threads – a new group to be led by the Australasian Circular Textile Association (ACTA).
The Federal and Western Australian Governments have announced $70 million in joint funding that will drive a more than $174 million recycling boom for the state.
The Federal and NSW Governments have announced a $35 million grant round for recycling companies ready to invest in new projects that will support the transformation of NSW’s waste industry.
South Australia’s recycling industry will receive a $30 million boost with the Federal and State Governments signing up to a National Partnership on recycling infrastructure.
The Federal and Victorian Governments are turbo-charging Victoria’s recycling infrastructure, with a major investment that will double the state’s domestic glass recycling capacity, increase its plastic recycling by 40 per cent and create 350 jobs.