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Victorian organics resource recovery strategy

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Victorian Organics Resource Recovery Strategy The Victorian Organics Resource Recovery Strategy was released in October 2015.

The strategy is a key priority of delivering the 30-year Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan.

About the strategy

The strategy provides a strategic statewide approach for government, business/industry and the community to better manage organic wastes by:

  • addressing current challenges to realise the full economic value of organic wastes while protecting the community, environment and public health
  • proposing a transition to advanced technologies and improved treatment and processing of organics
  • establishing conditions for a thriving organics recovery and processing industry that maximises value through higher quality products, materials and alternative uses.

The strategy has a 30-year vision, a 10-year strategic outlook and a five-year action plan.

The Victorian Organics Resource Recovery Strategy will:

  • ensure that organic waste is managed appropriately, is used safely and contributes to positive environmental, public health and amenity outcomes in addition to supporting economic growth
  • transition the industry to new technologies and diversified products to ensure that the organics recovery system is capable of handling the volumes and diversity of organic waste generated.

Download the strategy and fact sheet

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Victorian Organics Resource Recovery Strategy

This strategy provides a statewide approach for government, business/industry and the community to better manage organic wastes.

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Australian Biomass for Bioenergy Assessment

Funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), ABBA is a national project to identify biomass resources for bioenergy across Australia. Sustainability Victoria is engaged to populate data for Victoria.

Victorian Biomass Assessment - Sector and Regional profiles

Image of Australian Biomass factsheetThe Victorian Biomass Assessment (from ABBA) regional profiles are extracts of the ABBA national project. The profiles reveal the estimated quantities of biomass availability (sustainable yield) for each of Victoria's regions for bioenergy or other higher value products.

 


Projects to realise strategic directions

There are seven strategic directions which prioritise the protection of the environment, human and animal health; and build the knowledge, skills and infrastructure for Victoria to realise the benefits of the better use of organic resources.

A number of SV-led projects are being delivered to realise these.

Strategic direction SV-led project
1. Best practice environmental management

EPA led research – application of organic waste to land

Perceptions of Recycled Organic Products

2. Sustainable markets Market Specification and Quality Assurance (QA) Project – SV working with compost and agricultural sectors to develop voluntary QA scheme to improve end markets
3. Leverage existing assets

Australian Biomass for Bioenergy Assessment

Online interactive map (AREMI)

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4. Identify future needs

Waste to Energy Infrastructure Grant

Resource Recovery Technology Guide

Guide to Best Practice for Organics Recovery

5. Education to facilitate change Actions being delivered as part of Waste Education Strategy
6. Building collective knowledge

Optimising Kerbside Collection Systems

Resource Recovery Technology Guide

Guide to Best Practice for Organics Recovery

7. Streamlined governance and strong leadership Delivery of government framework (coordination of working group for alignment of organics management framework)

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