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Gippswide Kerbside Organics Tender CLOSED

Although our Gippswide Kerbside Organics Processing Tender closed at 5pm Monday 20 September, keep your eye on our website for information about three more upcoming tenders: – Residual Waste Treatment – Glass and Mixed Recycling – Collection and Transport. Gippswide Kerbside Collaborative Procurement

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Breathtaking Renovations – Asbestos

Source: Latrobe Valley Asbestos Taskforce. Do you want a home that’s to die for? If your home was built before 1990 these tips are for you. In this episode, Tim learns what he ought to have done before starting renovations. Asbestos was used in over 3,000 building products between 1940 – 1990, so it’s important…

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$7 Million Recycling Boost For Regional And Remote Australia

Source: Sustainability Matters. The Australian Government has announced $7 million in funding to help build new or expand existing recycling facilities to deal with waste glass, plastics, tyres and paper in regional and remote Australia. It is hoped that the funding will close the gap in the city–country imbalance when it comes to recycling opportunities.…

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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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Educating Victorians On New Four Bin Recycling Services

Source: Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. The Victorian Government is helping councils educate their communities ahead of the transition to a four bin recycling service, as part of the state’s goal to divert 80 per cent waste from landfill by 2030. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced 17…

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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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Together, We’re Creating The State Of The Future

Source: Sustainability Victoria. Last year, Victorians rose to the challenge, taking actions big and small to create a more sustainable future. From reducing recycling contamination so that more items can be turned into new products for the circular economy, to local communities and schools taking action on climate change, supporting progress towards Victoria’s target of…

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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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Funding Sustainable Solutions For Packaging Waste

Source: Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Packaging waste is being turned into new products such as toys and shopping baskets thanks to funding from the Victorian Government, paving the way towards a more sustainable economy. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced today grants of up to $50,000 are available…

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