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Recycling Victoria Research and Development Fund – Organics

Source: Sustainability Victoria. Grants of up to $300,000 per project are available to support businesses and research organisations to research and develop innovative ways to improve processes, performance or systems for recycled organics. Research organisations and industry will be supported to develop innovative solutions to improve the performance, processes and systems of recycled organics; building…

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How Opal Is Helping Us Move Towards A Waste-free Future

Source: Australian Circular Economy Hub. Opal’s mills recycle 530,000 tonnes of used cardboard and wastepaper every year. The Opal Paper and Recycling Botany Mill converts approx. 475,000 tonnes of used cardboard into 100% recycled brown packaging paper each year. Opal Australian Paper’s Maryvale site annually converts approx. 40,000 tonnes of white wastepaper into 100% recycled…

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Have your heard of The Circular Awards?

It’s an annual programme that brings together the diverse businesses, organisations, projects and people adopting circular practices to create a world where nothing goes to waste. It’s an opportunity for businesses leading the way toward a circular economy to: – BE RECOGNISED FOR YOUR COMMITMENT – CONNECT TO A FORWARD-THINKING COMMUNITY – BUILD AWARENESS WITH…

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Employment Opportunity – Procurement Support Officer

Resource Recovery Gippsland Casual Position – Full Time Hours In seeking to maximise efficiencies across Gippsland and reduce the volumes of material going to landfill, Resource Recovery Gippsland is delivering the region-wide collaborative procurement project – Gippswide Kerbside Program (GKP). The Procurement Support Officer (PSO) will work as part of a team, led by the…

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Victorian Cleantech Expo – April 20-22

Source: Sustainability Victoria. Have you registered for the Victorian Cleantech Expo? Join leaders in water, waste, energy, environmental services and agri-tech. Streamed over three days by the Victorian Cleantech Cluster, the expo covers everything from fast tracking start-ups, cleantech financing, and success stories from some of the best in the industry. Global Victoria is providing a…

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Victoria Launches New Recycling Innovation Centre

A new innovation centre is bringing together businesses, industry groups, research institutions and not-for-profit organisations to create solutions to reduce waste, increase recycling and reuse, and generate new revenue for Victorian businesses. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the $7 million Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre that will fast-track Victoria’s recycling revolution.…

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Report Recommends Greater Emphasis On Avoiding Waste Creation, As Recycling Export Ban Looms

Source: ABC News. In less than two months, a ban on exporting Australia’s waste is due to begin and researchers say attention needs to shift to avoid creating waste, to stop the problem piling up in the first place. The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), which develops researched-based policy advice, has recommended government…

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We’re Hiring – Two New Roles

Looking for a job where you can have a positive and lasting impact on the environment? Be part of a team working with local councils and state government, industry and business, communities and schools to support Gippsland’s journey to maximise resources and minimise waste. Governance Officer Resource Recovery Gippsland is a Victorian State Government Authority…

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Accelerating The Circular Economy

Source: Sustainability Victoria. We’re igniting Victoria’s circular economy and you’re invited! Join us for this free interactive virtual event to hear from The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, about Victorian Government support for businesses, and learn from local circular economy heroes about international best practice. Friday 20 November 2020, 9–10:00am.…

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Finalists Announced For 2020 APCO Awards

Source: Waste Management Review. This year, 45 organisations from across nine industry sectors have been recognised for their sustainable packaging innovation and leadership, including their dedication to meeting the 2025 National Packaging Targets. “With 2020 presenting such a unique and challenging time for many Members, it’s more important than ever to recognise the hard work…

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