In a world first, noise walls along Victoria’s Mordialloc Freeway will be made from 75 per cent recycled plastic collected from households across the state, as part of a drive to build Australia’s greenest freeway.
The Victorian Government has announced a phase out and ban of specific single-use plastics by 2023, which will include single-use plastic straws, cutlery, plates, drink stirrers, polystyrene food and drink containers, and plastic cotton bud sticks.
EPA Victoria has instructed an Epping compost facility to cease accepting waste until it makes its stockpiles comply with EPA fire safety requirements.
The Victorian Government is giving innovators $4.4 million to create everyday products from reusable waste, while getting those ideas out of the lab and into the market with a new round of recycling infrastructure grants.
The Victorian Government is fast-tracking the development of regional and rural recycling infrastructure, as it works to streamline kerbside recycling across the state.
A collaborative partnership between Solo Resource Recovery and Recovered Energy Australia is set to accelerate waste diversion across Metropolitan Melbourne.
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.
EPA Victoria has selected Enviropacific to carry out remedial works at an illegal waste site in Lemon Springs, following an extensive tender and procurement process.
A new hazardous waste recycling facility with the capacity to process a third of the Victoria’s solvent waste each year will be built in Dandenong.
EPA Victoria has granted a Works Approval to Australian Bio Fertiliser to construct a poultry organic waste and nutrient recovery facility in Lethbridge – a rural township outside Geelong.