Creating Sustainable Solutions To Tackle Packaging Waste

Source: Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

The Victorian Government is supporting Victorian businesses and organisations to reduce packaging waste, creating 52 new jobs and diverting more than 5,500 tonnes of waste from landfill each year.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced 17 Victorian organisations that will share in more than $560,000 through the Investment Support Grants – Packaging program to reduce packaging waste in their business operations.

The Investment Support Grants – Packaging program allows small to medium sized businesses, not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises to invest in projects that reduce, recover and reuse packaging materials such as plastics, paper and cardboard.

Among the grants is $35,000 awarded to family-owned business Happy Planet Toys who are manufacturing a fully recyclable toy product made from recycled milk bottles.

In addition to reducing packaging, the Government also announced the investment of $1.7 million in grants in 12 projects to improve the collection, storage and reprocessing of e-waste across the state.

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