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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Industry leaders question export ban timeline and recent report

Industry leaders are skeptical that Australia will meet the waste export ban timeframes proposed by the federal government. Discussions have been rife since the federal government released a Recycling Market Situation Summary Review report in January, which has sparked continued conversations about the ban as well as questions about whether the report was even necessary.  Read more