Tackling E-Waste In A Safe And Sustainable Way
The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening Victoria’s collection, storage and reprocessing of electronic goods so valuable resources such as precious metals and plastics can be reused or made into new products.
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced up to $2 million in grants are available to local councils and industry to improve e-waste infrastructure across the state.
This new round of funding will focus on building e-waste reprocessing capability and capacity, while continuing to ensure the collection of e-waste is conducted to the highest standard.
The Labor Government introduced a ban on e-waste to landfill in July 2019 to pave the way for electronic items to be safely disposed of and reduce the harm these items have on the environment and human health.
The ban means e-waste items are prohibited from being placed in household bins and instead must be taken to an e-waste drop-off point.