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8 November 2019

VICTORIA LEADS CALL FOR URGENT WASTE FUNDING FROM FEDS

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for an urgent national funding plan to ensure the states are ready for the waste export ban when it is implemented next year.

The National Meeting of Environment Ministers in Adelaide today reached an agreement to ban the export of particular categories of waste from 1 July 2020 with a phased approach.

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8 November 2019

RETHINK, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE - National Recycling Week

Recycling is a key activity in managing waste responsibly. But, when it’s combined with three other components to become the 4Rs - Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – it becomes a very effective way for each of us to maximise our resources and minimise waste.

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1 November 2019

RESOURCE RECOVERY NEW BOARD MEMBER

With maximising resources and minimising waste at the forefront of public interest locally, nationally and globally Kerryn Schrank, Resource Recovery Gippsland’s most recently appointed Board Director, is joining the sector at a transformative time.

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1 November 2019

VICTORIA'S SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAG BAN STARTS

The Andrews Government has delivered on its commitment to ban single-use plastic shopping bags in Victoria, reducing plastic pollution and helping protect the environment.

From today, single-use plastic shopping bags with a thickness of 35 microns or less are banned from all retail outlets, including supermarkets, fashion stores, fast food outlets, pharmacies, service stations and many more.

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24 October 2019

PLANTING THE SEEDS FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT

Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Gippsland school students who are working hard to reduce their environmental impact through the Andrew Labor Government’s ResourceSmart Schools program.

Budding gardeners at Morwell Central Primary School have planted vegetable and sensory gardens and set up worm farms as they strive to create a more sustainable environment for future generations.

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8 October 2019

YINNAR SOUTH 5-STAR RESOURCESMART SCHOOL

Stars are shining brightly at Yinnar South Primary School, a school leading the way in Gippsland when it comes to a curriculum and school yard rich in sustainability, fun and practical lessons for life.

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8 October 2019

PREPARING FOR THE VICTORIAN BAG BAN

Gippsland retailers are preparing for the upcoming state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags. The ban, due to commence from 1 November 2019, will include compostable, degradable and biodegradable plastics.

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7 October 2019

FUNDING BOOST TO CLOSE THE LOOP ON RECYCLING

The Andrews Labor Government is kick-starting the development of new ways to use recycled materials and reduce waste. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Green Bear Recycling’s resource recovery facility in Tottenham, which converts construction waste from housing into materials that can be used to build houses – creating a closed loop.

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18 September 2019

SUBMISSIONS OPEN ON LATROBE LANDFILL EXPANSION

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is assessing a works approval application for an extension to Latrobe City Council’s Hyland Highway Landfill.

The proposed extension at the municipal site would create four new landfill cells within the premise’s current boundary of the site to provide an additional nine years landfilling at the site.

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04 September 2019

SUPPORTING COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s 79 councils deliver vital community projects across the state through a new low-cost loan scheme.

Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the $100 million Community Infrastructure Loans Scheme, which will provide councils with access to low interest rate loans of between $500,000 and $10 million.

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28 August 2019

OPLE PILOT SOARS INTO NEW TERRITORY

Ten council areas from Baw Baw to Ballarat will receive extra assistance to tackle local pollution issues with the expansion of the Officer for the Protection of the Local Environment (OPLE) pilot project.

In May, the Victorian Government provided $3.4 million to the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) to expand the successful pilot until June 2020.

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27 August 2019

EXTRA FUNDS BOOST SUSTAINABILITY IN SCHOOLS

Frog bogs, chooks, water efficiencies and trash puppets are just some of exciting initiatives put forward by schools in Gippsland to further sustainability.

Thirteen ResourceSmart Schools across Gippsland have shared in $13,000 of funding to help them become more sustainable.

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27 August 2019

MORE SUPPORT FOR VICTORIA'S RECYCLING SECTOR

The Andrews Labor Government is taking further action to support Victoria’s recycling sector, with a $10 million loan to SKM’s receivers KordaMentha to help clean-up SKM sites and resume waste processing. At the same time the Government is beginning the process to overhaul kerbside recycling.

The $10 million loan will help clear waste stockpiles and fund essential maintenance work to get SKM’s plants back up and running, while meeting strict environmental and safety standards.

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23 August 2019

ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE LITTER & ILLEGAL DUMPING

Finding out about what's important to Gippslanders when it comes to litter and illegal dumping is a priority in Resource Recovery Gippsland's development of a Regional Litter and Illegal Dumping Plan.

Ask anyone about litter and illegal dumping and they usually have a story to tell because litter and illegal dumping affect all of us in some way. Gathering this information is a key component in the collection of quantitative and qualitative data for the development of a plan to reduce and prevent litter and dumping in Gippsland.

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13 August 2019

A GREENER RECYCLING INDUSTRY

The Morrison Government is taking practical steps toward a cleaner environment with a new $20 million commitment for innovative projects to grow our domestic recycling industry.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the funding was part of his Government’s commitment to work with the states to establish a timetable to ban the export of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres.

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12 August 2019

WORK UNDERWAY TO OVERHAUL VICTORIA’S RECYCLING SYSTEM

The Andrews Labor Government will tackle ongoing waste management issues with $11.3 million to provide immediate financial relief to councils and invest in infrastructure to improve the quality of 100,000 tonnes of recycled materials.

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26 July 2019

GIPPSLAND LOCAL GOVERNMENT WASTE FORUM

Valuing waste as a resource and focusing on resource recovery is vital to sustainability and makes sense for Gippsland.

These priorities not only bring with them environmental and social benefits but are key to the region moving toward a circular economy.

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19 July 2019

SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON LITTER AND ILLEGAL DUMPING

Ask anyone about litter and illegal dumping and they usually have a story to tell because litter and illegal dumping affect all of us in some way.

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18 July 2019

OPENING A NEW RECYCLING FACILITY IN MELBOURNE'S WEST

A new recycling facility in Melbourne’s west will process 39,000 tonnes of recycled paper a year, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

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18 July 2019

NEW HOME FOR GARDS Volunteers And Members

Gippsland Asbestos Related Diseases Support Inc. now has a new home to continue doing their important work supporting Latrobe Valley workers, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

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16 July 2019

EXTRA FUNDS BOOST SUSTAINABILITY IN SCHOOLS

Frog bogs, chooks, water efficiencies and trash puppets are just some of exciting initiatives put forward by schools in Gippsland to further sustainability.

ResourceSmart Schools across Gippsland have shared in $11,000 of funding to help them become more sustainable.

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8 July 2019

CIRCULAR ECONOMY TO STRENGTHEN OUR RECYCLING SECTOR 

The Andrews Labor Government is taking the next step towards developing a circular economy that maximises the reuse of materials and reduces the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

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28 June 2019

CLEANING UP COUNCIL RECYCLING CONTRACTS

The Andrews Labor Government is cutting red tape to help local councils deliver better, more sustainable kerbside collection services to their communities now and in the future.

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24 June 2019

FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR RECYCLED PLASTIC RAILWAY SLEEPERS

Trains travelling through Richmond will now be running on railway sleepers made from recycled plastic as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s war on waste.

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21 June 2019

WHAT IS E-WASTE

E-waste is growing three times faster than any other municipal waste in Australia - a result of increased technology trends, reduced product lifespan and consumer demand for new products.

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19 June 2019

BANNING THE BAG TO REDUCE PLASTIC POLLUTION

Lightweight, single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned across Victoria from 1 November this year, under new legislation introduced to parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government.

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11 June 2019

BOOSTING VICTORIA'S E-WASTE COLLECTION NETWORK

Disposing of e-waste will soon be easier than ever, with Officeworks helping to boost the number of collection sites available across Victoria, ahead of the e-waste to landfill ban starting on 1 July 2019.

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2 June 2019

STRENGTHENING VICTORIA'S RECYCLING INDUSTRY 

The Andrews Labor Government is tackling the challenges facing the recycling industry and helping to reduce plastic pollution with a new $34.9 million package of recycling reforms.

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29 May 2019

E-WASTE BAN 1 JULY WILL MAXIMISE RESOURCES

Gippsland is preparing for the Victorian Government’s upcoming ban on e-waste to landfill.

Download the pdf to find out more about the E-waste Ban.

24 May 2019

JUNIOR LANDCARE AND BIODIVERSITY GRANTS - NOW OPEN

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering young people to care for and protect the environment with the latest round of the Junior Landcare and Biodiversity grants now open.

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15 May 2019

IMPROVED LANDFILL MANAGEMENT TRAINING – June 12 & 13
Resource Recovery Gippsland and the Centre for Environmental Training are offering a training opportunity to those in the waste management and resource recovery sector.

Download the pdf to read about Improved Landfill Management.

16 April 2019

GIPPSWIDE KERBSIDE – EOI OPPORTUNITY FOR INDUSTRY
Gippsland is seeking to maximise resource recovery and minimise the volume of waste going to landfill by providing a unique commercial opportunity known as Gippswide Kerbside.

Download the pdf to find out more about Gippswide Kerbside.

15 April 2019

NEW ELECTRONIC TRACKING SYSTEM FOR WASTE SECTOR
Chemical waste will be electronically monitored from July this year, under an Andrews Labor Government crackdown on the illegal storage of hazardous material.

26 March 2019

FUNDING BOOST FOR RECYCLING RECOVERY PROJECTS
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorian businesses and councils to improve their recycling practices and expand their operations to recover valuable products and reduce waste going to landfill.

11 March 2019

LANDFILL LEVY WAIVED FOR BUSHFIRE VICTIMS
The Andrews Labor Government has waived the landfill levy to help Victorians in the east recover from bushfires.

6 March 2019

SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY RECENT BUSHFIRES
Emergency Relief Assistance grants of up to $540 per adult or $270 for children are available for eligible households for items like accommodation, food and clothing.
Relief payments totalling more than $499,917 have already been made to 406 households requiring urgent assistance.

GIPPSLAND EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND - Community Aid
The Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund (GERF) has launched an appeal for donations to help provide immediate support to those in our community who have lost their homes or property in the recent and ongoing Gippsland fires.

4 March 2019

GIPPSLANDERS CONTINUE RECYCLING
There is a strong and clear message encouraging Gippslanders to continue their great track record with recycling across the region.

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Find out about our E-waste, RightCycle and ResourceSmart Schools sustainability programs.