New apps, innovative alternatives to plastic, and food rescue organisations are but a few of the many inspirational entrants tackling waste which have been uncovered among this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards finalists.
The Victorian Government has announced $10 million to support projects that create electricity, heat, gas or liquid fuel from organic waste that would otherwise go to landfill. Read More
The Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, has recently announced that Gaia EnviroTech has been awarded funding for the establishment of commercially viable Anaerobic Digestion (AD) for organic waste. Read More
Veolia has announced it will use the circular economy of food waste to help feed disadvantaged communities in Melbourne by planting an orchard in the Mornington Peninsula.
Deakin University will establish a BioFactory in Geelong as part of a Circular Economy Accelerator-Organics (CEA-O) project in partnership with the Victorian Government, 20 industry partners, Monash University and RMIT University. Read More
Picnic tables made from recycled plastic are saving tonnes of waste from going to landfill due to the Victorian Government’s $21 million Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program. Read More
Gaia EnviroTech, the bioenergy and organic waste management division of Gekko Systems, have designed and manufactured Australia’s first modular anaerobic biodigester, with successful installations across regional Victoria and Tasmania.
Councils in Vic spent $89 million responding to the dumping of illegal waste in 2019/20, with ratepayers left to foot the clean-up bill. Only a handful of these waste crime perpetrators were punished or prosecuted … despite the fact that this is what ratepayers want, according to lobby group Keep Victoria Beautiful. Read More
Businesses (local and international) and local governments can access up to $9.7 million in grants for infrastructure projects that improve the management of Victoria’s hazardous waste. Read More
The Victorian state Government is looking for applicants to run its container deposit scheme, with expressions of interest (EOI) from qualified organisations to run the scheme now open. Read More