The world’s first noise walls made from 75 per cent recycled plastic have been put into place along the new Mordialloc Freeway in Victoria.
The Victorian Government’s decision on how the state’s container deposit system (CDS) will operate is a good and wise decision, the Boomerang Alliance’s director Jeff Angel said.
VicRecycle has welcomed AFL’s support for the Community (Producer Responsibility) model for the state’s Container Deposit Scheme, joining Scouts Victoria, Netball Victoria, Football Victoria, the Good Friday Appeal in backing benefits for the community.
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.