Sustainability Victoria grants for recycling infrastructure projects
Author: Liam Taylor
Sustainability Victoria is calling for expressions of interest for two grant streams from the Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund.
The primary aim of the fund is to ramp up recycling infrastructure, improve the recovery of valuable recycled materials locally and keeping waste out of landfill.
Two grant streams are open to submissions until 3pm, May 8, 2020, which are:
- Materials (paper, cardboard, plastics and glass) – $28 million to target infrastructure projects that will reprocess, remanufacture and build end-market capacity for priority recovered materials.
- Hazardous waste (solvents) – $11.5 million to target infrastructure projects that can improve the recycling of solvents from liquid hazardous waste.
According to Sustainability Victoria the investment will “…provide support for the government’s transformation of the state’s waste and recycling system. It will also complement the introduction of a new four-bin system across households and a state-wide container deposit scheme.”
The Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund is designed to drive innovation and improve the capability of Victoria’s recycling sector. The fund has already committed $28 million towards these efforts in the 2019–20 budget, marking a record investment in Victoria’s recycling infrastructure as the state embraces a circular economy and a sustainable future.
- To find out more or submit an expression of interest, visit the Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund.
Author: Liam TaylorPrior to joining Planet Ark Liam spent his time studying global environmental issues, travelling Southeast Asia on the cheap and working for a sustainable property management company in Bali, Indonesia. Joining the communications team at Planet Ark, he hopes to inspire positive environmental behaviour through effective and positive messaging.
- Are you looking for more recycling services for your workplace? »
- Planet Ark partner Alliance Paper helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 through educational receipts »
- APCO launches Our Packaging Future report »
- NSW DPIE grants for resource recovery projects »
- Nature activities for your new work situation »
- Planet Ark’s top tips for working from home »