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.
The Victorian Government’s four-year Recycling Victoria policy will invest more than $300 million into the state’s waste and recovery sector, including 40.9 million to establish recycling infrastructure in regional areas.
The Victorian Budget will invest an unprecedented $1.6 billion to create renewable energy hubs across its regions, the largest investment in clean energy of any state, ever.
A new innovation centre is bringing together businesses, industry groups, research institutions and not-for-profit organisations to create solutions to reduce waste, increase recycling and reuse, and generate new revenue for Victorian businesses.
The Victorian upper house has passed a motion calling on the state government to support a Green New Deal for Victoria – a plan which see it borrow funds at low interest rates to invest in job-creating projects that deal with climate change and social issues.