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Victoria says no to plastic waste

The Andrews Labor Government will ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags from 2019 to help protect our environment from plastic pollution.

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Catch-up on the latest edition of our In The Know newsletter

Young Victorians throw away $115 of food a week + $4.2 million recycling and resource recovery funding announced + The big plastic problem + New fund to develop markets for recyclables + MORE inside...

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New research: Young Victorians throwing away $115 of food a week

Research has shown that Generation Z are more flippant with their grocery shopping, throwing out a reported $115 of food waste weekly.

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$4.2 million recycling and resource recovery funding announced

The Victorian Government today announced funding for 13 new resource recovery infrastructure projects which will share more than $4.2 million from the second round of the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund, managed by Sustainability Victoria.

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Lysterfield locals fight food waste through documentary with Cal Wilson

Local Lysterfield residents have been selected to star in a new documentary delivered by Sustainability Victoria as part of a state-wide campaign to prevent food waste, Love Food Hate Waste.

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The Big Plastic Problem

With recent news that big supermarket chains are cutting down on plastic packaging and introducing plastic bag bans, it feels like there is reason to be hopeful for a reduction in plastic consumption.

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Industry experience to leverage Victoria's resource recovery

A new director has been appointed to head Sustainability Victoria Resource Recovery Group. Matt Genever officially joins SV on 2 July.

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New fund to develop markets for recyclables

The Victorian Government has announced a new $2.5 million fund to help develop markets for Victoria’s recyclable waste, and boost research and development into recycling.

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Sustainability Victoria releases new resource recovery technology guide

Sustainability Victoria has released a comprehensive new guide detailing current and emerging resource recovery technologies.

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Upgrading Melbourne’s buildings equivalent to taking 170,000 cars off the road - new report

Emissions savings equivalent to hundreds of thousands of cars off the road are possible if Melbourne’s buildings undergo an upgrade.

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