Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of plastic waste generated from clothing enters landfill every year, prompting the Federal Government to invest $1 million to fund a new textile waste grant round under the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund.
South Australia’s recycling industry will receive its biggest ever investment, with eight new projects worth $111 million announced to build and modernise key infrastructure.
MobileMuster, the product stewardship program of the mobile phone industry, has announced a free take-back trial to get Australians recycling more electronic waste.
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 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.
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 Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has published Australian packaging consumption and recycling data 2018–19, a new report tracking Australia’s progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets.
Australia’s recycling rate has risen to 60 per cent, up two per cent, in the past two years, according to the latest National Waste Report.
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.