The Monthly Waste Management News Roundup - January

31 January 2021

Fed Govt announces $4M food waste body

The Federal Government has unveiled a new $4 million body with the sole focus of reducing Australia’s food waste – a critical step towards its target of halving the millions of tonnes of food that ends up in landfill every year by 2030.

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Soft plastic packaging recycled into sustainable concrete

A team of engineers from RMIT have partnered with Victorian recycling organisations Replas, RED Group and SR Engineering to create a concrete material made from recycled soft plastics.

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Recycling projects awarded $14.9M in latest CRC-P round

The Federal Government is investing $14.9 million into nine recycling projects worth more than $40 million under Round 10 of the Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) initiative.

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NSW commits $4.7M to boost FOGO recycling

The NSW Government is ramping up its support for waste recycling, with more than $4 million invested to keep household and general waste out of landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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First funding round announced under $46M VIC RMF agreement 

The Federal and Victorian Governments are turbo-charging Victoria’s recycling infrastructure, with a major investment that will double the state’s domestic glass recycling capacity, increase its plastic recycling by 40 per cent and create 350 jobs.

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Federal and SA Governments sign $30M RMF agreement 

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.

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$35M funding round opens under NSW RMF agreement

The Federal and NSW Governments have announced a $35 million grant round for recycling companies ready to invest in new projects that will support the transformation of NSW’s waste industry.

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