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Have Your Say On Cash For Trash Plan

Source: Minister for Energy, the Environment and Climate Change. The Andrews Labor Government is cutting waste and putting money back in the communities’ pocket with the introduction of a container deposit scheme. Minister for Energy, the Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today encouraged Victorians to have their say on the design of the container…

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Resource Recovery Gippsland – Transitioning To Recycling Victoria July 1

An update from RRG Executive Officer – Matthew Peake Recycling Victoria (RV), a new business unit in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), will be established on 1 July 2022 and all seven of Victoria’s waste and resource recovery groups will be transferring over. RV’s primary purpose is to provide leadership, stewardship…

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International Composting Awareness Week Australia – May 1-7 2022

Source: International Composting Awareness Week Australia. International Compost Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of  compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. We can compost to help scrap carbon pollution by avoiding landfilling organic materials and helping to build healthier…

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Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2022

Source: Sustainability Victoria. The search is on for Victorians who are leading the way to a sustainable future with entries now open for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards – and we’re celebrating 20 years in 2022! We’re thrilled to continue shining a spotlight on the innovators and changemakers working towards a circular, climate resilient, clean Victoria.…

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Revamping Gippsland’s Waste and Resource Recovery

Servicing over 130,000 households, Gippsland’s six councils manage the collection, transport, and processing of approximately 100,000 tonnes of kerbside waste and recycling each year. With the region’s population predicted to increase from 271,000 to 330,000 by 2031, the way in which this material is collected, transported, sorted, processed, and recycled is vital to public and…

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UNSSC and MWRRG Circular Economy Leadership Course

Source: MWRRG. Collaboration, investment and risk-taking needed on the road to creating circular cities It is hard to believe that week four of the six week United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) circular economy (CE) leadership course has already passed. These last few weeks have provided a remarkable opportunity…

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Grants And Funding – Recycling Victoria

The State Government has a range of grants and funding opportunities for charities, social enterprises, not-for-profits, community groups and local government looking to reduce waste, improve resource recovery and operate sustainably. Some close soon, so be quick. Recycling Victoria Communities Fund Round 2 – Stream 1: Local Community projects Closes 4 April 2022 Recycling Victoria…

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Illegal Waste Disposal – Report It

Source: EPA. Do you work in construction and/or demolition? Do you suspect, or have you witnessed, illegal disposal of waste? Illegal waste disposal often involves financial gain and unfair competition with legitimate businesses. Help support legitimate operators, save the taxpayer the cost of clean-ups, and protect Victoria’s environment by reporting any suspected illegal disposal of…

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Third Year In A Row For Bass Coast

Source: Bass Coast Shire Council. Bass Coast Shire residents are the best recyclers in the state, for the third year in a row! The latest Sustainability Victoria Local Government Waste Services Report shows that in 2019/20, Bass Coast, diverted 75.8 per cent of kerbside waste away from landfill through recycling and organics collections – the…

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Litter – The Good, The Bad & The Clean Up

The good news is, when it comes to litter, most people do the right thing, most people dispose of litter properly. Extensive research on littering behaviours undertaken by social researchers Community Change, finds that two-thirds of people put their waste in a bin. According to Resource Recovery Gippsland’s Executive Officer, Matthew Peake, it’s important to…

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