VICTORIA

Vic says no to the bag

Vic says no to the bag

The Victorian government has committed to banning single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags in the state and has promised to consult closely with businesses and the community on how best to implement the policy.

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Werribee landfill operation extension to go ahead

Werribee landfill operation extension to go ahead

Wyndham City Council will extend its landfill operations on Wests Road, Werribee, following a grants work approval by the Victorian EPA.

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A booming solar and storage market takes centre stage at All-Energy 2017

A booming solar and storage market takes centre stage at All-Energy 2017Lock icon

Record crowds filled All-Energy Australia in Melbourne this year, highlighting just how far the clean energy industry has moved in recent times. This was especially the case for the booming solar and battery storage markets - with these technologies filling...

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How much does it cost to clean up Stawell?

How much does it cost to clean up Stawell?

The Victorian EPA has removed approximately one million tyres from the infamous Stawell stockpile and says it will seek to recover around $5 million in costs from current and/or previous owners and occupiers of the site.

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Vic gov considers options, invites input on e-waste to landfill ban

Vic gov considers options, invites input on e-waste to landfill ban

The proposed Victorian ban on e-waste in landfill is marching ahead, with the release this month of a policy proposal for public submissions.

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MWRRG shares flexible plastic kerbside collection learnings

MWRRG shares flexible plastic kerbside collection learningsLock icon

The Victorian government's Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG)discussed the challenges and successes of their flexible plastics kerbside recycling projects at last week's Waste Expo in Melbourne.

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New life ahead for used EV batteries

New life ahead for used EV batteriesLock icon

Melbourne start-up business Relectrify is launching its groundbreaking new technology to repurpose used batteries from electric vehicles (EVs) for extended use, including behind-the-meter household energy storage.

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Paradigm shift makes waste managers out of water utility

Paradigm shift makes waste managers out of water utilityLock icon

Yarra Valley Water has been announced as a finalist in the Environmental Protection category for this year's Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards for the development of their waste to energy facility at Wollert in Melbourne's north.

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RayGen receives $4.8m in support from ARENA for PV Ultra system

RayGen receives $4.8m in support from ARENA for PV Ultra system

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $4.8 million in support for Victorian company RayGen to continue commercialisation of their solar power system PV Ultra, including construction of a 0.5MW concentrated solar PV demonstration...

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Victorian watchdog reports on new role

Victorian watchdog reports on new role

The Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released its annual report to Parliament and the public, emphasising new initiatives and a new outlook.

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