Melbourne Metropolitan Organics Plan
Metropolitan Organics Plan to boost food and garden waste recycling across Melbourne
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Hon Ryan Smith MP, has announced a $3.8 million funding package to support and develop organics recycling across Melbourne.
The Melbourne Metropolitan Organics Plan will help to build and support a network of new organics recycling facilities for metropolitan Melbourne and to develop viable markets for the end-product, such as composts and fertilisers.
The first step in the process will be the development of a new facility to be built by Veolia Environmental Services at Bulla, north of Melbourne to process food and garden waste from 11 councils in Melbourne's north into valuable compost. This will be supported by additional facilities in the South East and East of Melbourne.
The package includes $500,000 over two years to help develop strong markets for the recycled end products. This project will be led by Sustainability Victoria.
Sustainability Victoria will work with industry groups and interested parties to investigate and identify viable long term markets for recycled organic products through:
- Collection and analysis of evidence from past testing and field trials of recycled organic products; and
- Working with the recycled organics industry and target markets to develop further long-term trials.
Q: How can I participate in the field trials?
A: Sustainability Victoria will be working with Compost Victoria and relevant parties, including Government, to identify the best options for the field trials.
Q: What are the markets you will be targeting for field trials?
A: We will be concentrating in the intensive agriculture and broad-acre cropping markets and in areas where evidence is unclear or lacking.
If you require further information on the organics market development plan please contact Matt Genever on 03 8626 8733 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the total funding package, go to www.mwmg.vic.gov.au.
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