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Australia's first lithium battery recycling plant opens + Help for restaurants to reduce food waste + New national research centre to fight food waste + Recycling industry relief package + MORE inside

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Another 3+ tonnes of dangerous chemicals out of circulation in April

Residents of Melton and Cardinia Shire have done their bit for the environment in April and handed in 3.3 tonnes of dangerous chemicals for safe disposal.

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The top 5 items contaminating our recycling

You might have seen in the news recently that China is limiting the import of contaminated recycling. Here are the top 5 waste items that contaminate bins. Leave these out to reduce contamination.

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Helping Councils Manage E-waste

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading e-waste collection and storage facilities across Victoria to help them receive and safely manage increasing levels of e-waste.

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Australia's first lithium battery recycling plant opens

A Victorian company is Australia’s first to recycle lithium batteries which are fast-becoming the main source of power for mobile electronics and large storage batteries in homes and industry.

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Now it's easier for businesses to get grants to reduce energy bills

Energy Assessment Grants from Sustainability Victoria's $6.1m Boosting Business Productivity program have been simplified for businesses spending between $20,000 and $50,000 a year on energy.

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Gippsland’s potential to build new sustainable industries

Sustainability Victoria’s board and senior executives are in Gippsland today to look at local projects and meet stakeholders.

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Schools challenge to find energy champions

Sustainability Victoria is inviting primary and secondary schools across Victoria to reduce their school’s energy usage and impact on the environment through the ResourceSmart Schools Energy Champions challenge.

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New national research centre to fight food waste

Sustainability Victoria has welcomed the announcement of a new national research effort to reduce food waste from the point of production to its final disposal.

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Applications open for recycling industry relief package

A $1million funding package is available to Victoria’s recycling industry to help it make the transition to new market conditions after China’s decision to stop imports of low-quality mixed recyclables.

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