The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - February

28 February 2021

RMF agreement to deliver $174M boost to WA recycling industry

The Federal and Western Australian Governments have announced $70 million in joint funding that will drive a more than $174 million recycling boom for the state.

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Tasmania to introduce waste levy from November this year

The Tasmanian Government has released its draft Waste and Resource Recovery Bill for public consultation, which will allow for the introduction of a state-wide waste levy.

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Construction begins on Australia’s largest PET recycling plant

Construction is now underway on a recycling facility in Albury-Wodonga that will see the equivalent of one billion PET plastic bottles recycled each year.

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Support for ACT CDS at an all-time high

The release of the ACT’s 2019-20 Container Deposit Scheme Annual Statutory Report has shown support among Canberrans is at an all-time high with strong and growing participation.

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Circular Threads textile waste initiative receives federal funding

The Federal Government is setting its sights on the 800,000 tonnes of clothing and textiles discarded by Australians each year, with $350,000 allocated to support Circular Threads – a new group to be led by the Australasian Circular Textile Association (ACTA).

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Coles to divert millions of pieces of soft plastic from landfill

More than 6.5 million pieces of soft plastic will be recycled in the largest-ever commercial application of Polyrok as part of a Coles supermarket development at Cobblebank in Melbourne’s west.

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Approval secured for Australia’s first solar panel recycling facility

Reclaim PV Recycling has secured development approval to establish Australia’s first national solar panel recycling facility in Lonsdale, Adelaide.

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VIC Govt commits $4.4M to expand markets for recycled materials

The Victorian Government is giving innovators $4.4 million to create everyday products from reusable waste, while getting those ideas out of the lab and into the market with a new round of recycling infrastructure grants.

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