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Turning trash into treasure

The CEFC has identified a potential investment pipeline of as much as $7.8 billion to 2025 across Australia’s waste, bioenergy, recycling and resource recovery sectors, delivering a triple impact in terms of economic, employment and emissions benefits.

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Not much in budget for waste

The latest federal budget didn’t have much in it for FOGO, according to one company even though $486.3 million has been earmarked in new environmental funding for oceans, biodiversity, recycling and waste, and climate resilience.

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The Uber Eats of recyclables

For years, Australia has had a large landfill problem and it is not going away. Astonishing percentages of recyclable items end up in landfill. For example, only 18 per cent of single-use plastics are recovered from recycling, with 11 per cent leaking into the environment, mostly oceans, according to the latest WWF plastic report for Australia, which was done in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group. When it comes to residential waste, 20 per cent of what goes into a red bin should be recycled.
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Future proofing Australia’s waste management industry through innovation and collaboration

The Waste Strategy Summit provides an annual meeting place where environmental/sustainability leaders, policymakers, stakeholders from private and public sectors, innovators, entrepreneurs and strategic thinkers come together to exchange ideas, collaborate on new projects and access the companies, technologies and strategies they need to improve their waste management.

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