The NSW Government is investing $10 million to divert solar panels at the end of their life away from landfill and into recycling.
EPA director circular economy Programs, Kathy Giunta said the investment in recycling through the would help NSW lead the way on this growing waste stream.
“While waste from solar panels is currently on the low side, now is the time to invest in developing systems for collecting and recycling these valuable resources which include scarce and rare metals, such as lithium,” Giunta said.
Applications for projects that trial whole of supply chain approaches to collecting and reusing and/or recycling closed in mid-September 2020, with a second round of grants expected early in 2021.
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