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.
Tasmanian businesses are being encouraged to bring forward new ideas and new technologies for tackling the country’s growing plastic waste challenge, with the Recycling Modernisation Fund (Plastics) Grants Program now open.
The Federal Government has unveiled a new $4 million body with the sole focus of reducing Australia’s food waste – a critical step towards its target of halving the millions of tonnes of food that ends up in landfill every year by 2030.
The Federal Government is investing $14.9 million into nine recycling projects worth more than $40 million under Round 10 of the Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) initiative.
UNSW Professor Veena Sahajwalla will spearhead a new national research centre investigating technology for waste reduction and materials processing, as part of the Federal Government’s $149 million National Environmental Science Program (NESP).
The Senate yesterday passed the Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020, Australia’s first ever national waste legislation.
At this year’s Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE), the effects of COVID-19 on the waste and resource recovery industry took centre stage.
An overwhelming 88 per cent of Australian business leaders believe the circular economy will be important to the future of business, according to new research from Planet Ark.