The Victorian Waste Management Association, (VWMA) is urging the Victorian Government to resist changing its container deposit scheme.
The Victorian government is coming under pressure to overhaul its model for a container deposit scheme following a backlash from the beverage industry, sporting clubs and charities.
The Governing Board of Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has bought in Lee Miezis as the Authority’s interim CEO on February 8. He replaces Dr Cathy Wilkinson who left the role in late 2020.
South Australia’s recycling industry will receive a $30 million boost with the Federal and State Governments signing up to a National Partnership on Recycling Infrastructure. The partnership is the result of the $190 million Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) which will generate more than $600 million in infrastructure investment for Australia’s waste management and resource recovery sector.
A major investment that will double Victoria’s domestic glass recycling capacity, increase its plastic recycling by 40 per cent and create 350 jobs is being underwritten by the Federal and State Governments.
The Victorian Government is reducing the risks of hazardous waste storage by establishing a new recycling facility in Dandenong. The facility is expected to be able to process a third of the state’s solvent waste each year.
Dr Cathy Wilkinson has left her role as Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA), after overseeing its transformation into a modern regulator over the past two years.
A Memorandum of Understanding has been entered into by Citywide to explore participation in a state-of-the-art Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Victoria. This follows the signing of an agreement with the project’s participants.
Kingston Council has voiced its “deep disappointment” that the Victorian Planning Minister has given an 11th hour approval for a concrete crushing facility to remain in Kingston’s Green Wedge for a further 10 years.
As the last mainland state in Australia to introduce a container deposit scheme (CDS), Victoria has an opportunity to make a real difference. The state’s future CDS could be the most efficient, effective and ethical in the country — but only if it is designed right.