Less than 10 per cent of waste levies reinvested, ACOR reports

Eight per cent of the $2.6 billion collected through waste levies is reinvested by governments in recycling infrastructure and technology, an Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) report has found. ACOR’s CEO, Pete Shmigel, said this figure is too low in a time where industry is being expected to support greater onshore infrastructure and markets for recyclable materials.
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Vic government invests $2 million in funding to strengthen e-waste sector

Up to $2 million is being made available in the latest round of Sustainability Victoria’s (SV) E-waste Infrastructure Grants by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio. This is part of the $16.5m funding from the state government. This fund will increase Victoria’s ability to manage e-waste and continue to expand public access to e-waste disposal points.

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