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If Victoria Was Redesigned, What Infrastructure Should Be Given Priority?

Source: ABC Conversation Hour (Richelle Hunt and Jonathon Kendall) podcast. In the last 12 months, over 22,500 Melburnians moved to regional Victoria. This figure comes as Infrastructure Australia’s latest report suggests all levels of government should work towards “remaking the country” to accommodate for high house prices, working from home, pressure on hospitals and lack…

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The SMaRT Centre and the Circular Economy – free webinar

Source: UNSW. Australia has a large waste problem and creation of a circular economy will help to alleviate this huge issue. ABC’s War on Waste states that: Every year the waste that Australia generates is growing at twice the rate of our population – Australia uses over 10 million plastic bags a day The average Australian family throws…

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Organics Tender – Closing Date Extended

On behalf of Gippsland’s six shire councils, we’re pleased to let the waste management and resource recovery sector know that the closing date for the Gippswide Kerbside Organics Processing Tender has been extended to 5pm Monday 20 September 2021 (EST). Go to Gippswide Kerbside…

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Global Initiative Formed To Push Responsible And Circular Electronics

Source: TCO Certified. More than 20 organizations have come together in a global initiative to tackle the social and environmental problems of electronics. The Circular Electronics Initiative aims to encourage organizations and consumers to take a more responsible approach to the electronic goods they use. One core activity of the initiative is the annual event…

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Recycling Near You Celebrates 15 Years Of Helping Australians Recycle Right

Source: Planet Ark. Planet Ark’s one-stop shop for accurate recycling information has helped millions of Australians recycle right at home, work, and school. Recycling Near You is Australia’s first and most comprehensive database of recycling and reuse information for households, helping almost 1.8 million users find reuse and recycling information each year. Originally started in…

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Detox Your Home Event in September – Sale

Highly toxic items, such as chemicals, should never be put in your rubbish bins or poured down the drain. Dispose of your toxic items correctly to: reduce the risk to the environment and human health keep our waterways clean prevent it from going to landfill reuse precious resources. Sustainability Victoria and Wellington Shire Council are…

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Gippsland Reducing Organics To Landfill

Maximising resources and reducing waste to landfill are priorities that provide economic and environmental benefits and are essential nationally, state-wide and locally in moving toward to a circular, low carbon economy. The Victorian Government is investing $380 million in the implementation of Recycling Victoria, the state’s circular economy policy and 10-year action plan to deliver…

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Recycling Projects To Support Businesses And Create Jobs

Source: Victorian Government. Used coffee grounds equivalent to six million lattes will be composted into Victorian gardens as the Andrews Labor Government boosts funding for new and innovative projects to divert food waste from landfill. Creative approaches such as bike repair sheds, neighbourhood compost hubs and mobile dishwashing stations to reduce single use plastics will…

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Releasing Balloons Into The Environment Is Littering And Illegal In Victoria

Source: EPA Victoria. From 1 July 2021, EPA will have increased powers to prevent harm to the environment from pollution and waste. There are penalties for releasing balloons into the environment. Under section 115 of the Environment Protection Act 2017, fines are: up to six penalty units ($991) for a person up to 30 penalty…

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New Regional Community Power Hubs Announced

Source: Sustainability Victoria. Seven new hubs for community owned renewable energy will be established around Victoria after recipients were announced under the next stage of our Community Power Hubs program. Over the coming year, these organisations will work closely with their local communities to provide trusted advice on clean energy solutions and deliver local, cost-effective…

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