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Vic government unveils $26m solar funding program for state's hospitals

Vic government unveils $26m solar funding program for state's hospitals

The Victorian government has announced a new $26 million funding program to help the state's hospitals and regional health services install rooftop solar and other energy efficient technologies, to help drive down the health sector's rising power costs....

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Supermarkets share food waste initiatives

Supermarkets share food waste initiatives

Some of Victoria's biggest food brands, supermarkets and food rescue charities shared their approaches to combating food waste at an industry roundtable in Melbourne last month.

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Geelong manufacturers give waste tyres new life

Geelong manufacturers give waste tyres new life

Geelong-based high-tech manufacturing companies, Polymeric Powders and Austeng, are finding new uses for recycled tyres, turning them into commercially competitive products.

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Tyre update: EPA acts on Stawell stockpile; GDT's plant to open soon

Tyre update: EPA acts on Stawell stockpile; GDT's plant to open soon

EPA Victoria has commenced the removal of the infamous Stawell tyre stockpile, comprising millions of unused tyres in western Victoria that has sat dormant for close to a decade. Meanwhile, Green Distillations Technologies (GDT) has announced that its...

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City of Melbourne to turn cigarette butts into plastic products

City of Melbourne to turn cigarette butts into plastic productsLock icon

The City of Melbourne is tackling the issue of cigarette butts littering our streets and our waterways by running a citywide initiative to recycle millions of them into plastic industrial products. The City is one of only two councils in the country to...

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$1.76M offered to increase energy efficiency

$1.76M offered to increase energy efficiency

The Victorian government is committing $1.76 million to businesses in a bid to increase energy efficiency and combat climate change.

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SV finds solutions for fines

SV finds solutions for fines

Sustainability Victoria is funding research into new uses for used glass, with teams of scientists developing new markets for glass fines that have traditionally been hard to recycle.

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Time for action: getting industry out of the corner

Time for action: getting industry out of the cornerLock icon

Last night, ABC's Four Corners "revealed" a number of "issues" in the waste sector, from interstate transportation to the stockpiling of glass. What the investigation "exposed" is certainly not news to the sector but it does raise some questions around...

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Turning a challenge into an opportunity

Turning a challenge into an opportunity

Geelong-based GT Recycling is turning what it's called a "hiccup in international trade" - China's Green Fence policy - into a job creation opportunity whilst tacking the plastic waste problem.

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Fast-tracking large-scale renewables into the grid

Fast-tracking large-scale renewables into the grid

The Victorian Labor government aims to capitalise in smart solutions to fast track large-scale renewable energy projects by awarding $142,000 to Clean Technology Partners for their e-cube technology, which is a standardised grid connection solution for...

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