Features, Latest News, News

LEAP and AIM funding now open

Green Industries SA is helping SA business and industry to leap into sustainability and take aim at resource recovery.

Business Sustainability Program Grants are open until 30 June 2022 or when all funds are allocated (whichever occurs first).

AIM grants provide a subsidy for businesses and not-for-profits to:

  • Assess materials and resource efficiency, waste management, and/or other options to support a more sustainable and circular economy for South Australia.
  • Implement recommendations made through a GISA-funded, independent and impartial assessment.
  • Projects should enable participants to monitor progress and report outcomes, using it as a base for continuous improvement.

Read more: E-waste, where the money can be made

LEAP Grants are available for industry associations and business groups to drive a more resource efficient and circular economy for SA, and for them to:

  • Lead by sharing the vision and inspiring businesses to embrace circular economy principles.
  • Educate by providing information, developing guidelines, and raising awareness.
  • Assist by providing one-on-one, tailored support for select businesses where this leads to shared learning opportunities.
  • Promote success through case studies, awards, recognition.

These grants come on top the South Australia’s recycling industry being told it will receive its biggest ever investment with eight new projects worth $111 million announced today to build and modernise key recycling infrastructure.

Projects funded as part of a $35.3 million dollar partnership between the state and Australian Government:

  • $7,920,000 for the Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority in Edinburgh North for a Paper and cardboard beneficiation plant that will be able to process more than 40,000 tonnes of fibre from paper and cardboard a year. (Total project value: $12,000,000)
  • $8,000,000 for Orora Group in Kingsford (near Gawler) to establish a glass ‘beneficiation’ plant to recycle and produce high quality glass containers like wine bottles. (Total project value: $18,816,000)
  • $1,222,000 for Advanced Plastics Recycling in Edinburgh to increase the manufacturing capacity of recycling common waste plastic into products into durable materials like long-life decking, bollards and outdoor furniture. (Total project value: $4,125,000)
  • $8,888,000 for Recycling Plastics Australia to improve their site and equipment at Kilburn to maximise mixed plastics sorting, grinding, washing and pelletising. (Total project value: $25,000,000)
  • $3,140,000 for the Southern Region Waste Resource Authority to equip a state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility equipment at Seaford Heights to process kerbside recyclables from households in Adelaide’s Southern councils. (Total project value: $24,378,083)
  • $4,110,000 for the Central Adelaide Waste and Recycling Authority in Kilburn to equip a state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility to process kerbside recyclables from households in Adelaide’s central metropolitan councils. (Total project value: $23,199,551)
  • $1,078,000 for ResourceCo in Wingfield to build a plant to recover and produce glass ‘fines’ used in the building industry. (Total project value: $1,838,774)
  • $962,000 for TyreCycle to improve their tyre recycling plant in Lonsdale to deliver export quality products that comply with waste export bans on unprocessed tyres coming into effect in December this year. (Total project value: $1,624,000)