Details of recipients of Investment Support Grant – Packaging (ISGP) grants. The grants provided financial assistance for activities in Victoria that reduce packaging and other waste to landfill.
For background, view the Investment Support Grant – Packaging Round 2 guidelines.
Announcement date: December 2021
Christie Centre Inc. will purchase an additional industrial paper and cardboard shredder for its social enterprise Aroundagain Document Destruction, to further boost its environmental and social impact.
Innovative Plastic Solutions will expand operations with the purchase of a second injection moulding tool to produce their handbasket product in Victoria using recycled HDPE plastic from milk bottles.
Plastica Australia proposes to take soft plastics and packaging waste destined for landfill from hospitals and remanufacture back into clinical and anatomical waste bags for use in hospitals across Victoria.
Description: The Dirt Company will transition from packaging procured offshore to partly manufacturing some its plastic packaging in house, using waste created through its process and additional appropriate consumer waste.
Preston Neighbourhood House proposes to repurpose cardboard boxes donated by Darebin businesses and individuals into new packaging products to be reused within the community.
EQ plastics will upgrade one of its existing food grade plastic sheet extrusion lines, enabling increase of recycled polypropylene derived from packaging to be used within the production process.
Happy Planet Toys will deliver on its next commercially viable toy, a unique Pelican-inspired bucket and spade set made from 100% recycled HDPE from milk bottles.
Moon Dog Brewing proposes to install a pneumatic baling system to bale cardboard waste produced through the packaging process and to divert polypropylene woven grain bags from ending up in landfill.
Two Hands assists food networks to build ethical and transparent food supply chains for social and environmental impact. The funding will target the seafood packaging industry providing a new recyclable and reusable alternative encompassing traceability and providing a circular solution.
Southern Ocean Environmental Link will expand its program in LDPE and HDPE collection, repurposing / manufacturing and education throughout Geelong, the Bellarine and the Surf coast regions.
Central Ringwood Community Centre will create a new avenue for used bottle lids, repurposing it as 100% recycled plastic bricks.
MCI aims to commission a plotting cutter and associated hardware for processing used cardboard boxes into new customisable size boxes and void filling that will be used to package the companies manufactured components.
Reground will expand existing operations in which they collect problematic commercial plastic coffee bag ensuring recyclability and quadrupling their capacity, improving data tracking and reducing contamination in recycling streams within the café industry.
Bintani's Grain Loop project aims to reduce the amount of woven polypropylene bags that go to landfill by introducing returnable bulk grain discharge bins under a return/refill/reuse model.
HSZ Corp will purchase a Multi-Layer Film Line (5 Layers) to enable recycled material content to be sandwiched between virgin skins in layers to be used in food contact packaging.
Quantum will implement a plant upgrade that expands existing operations to recycle and reprocess e-waste plastics and associated packaging.
Announcement date: May to November 2020
Alba Whisky will use a new cardboard shredder to produce packaging fill instead of using polystyrene peanuts as fill.
Australian Paper Recovery will use new infrastructure to recover fibre packaging to be used in new packaging.
Big Group Hug will replace PVC packaging with recycled cardboard.
Darpac will use a new hot melt labelling machine to reuse cardboard cylinder packaging.
Graina will transform its grocery home delivery service by using containers that will be collected and refilled.
Happy Planet Toys will design and manufacture a toy made from recycled milk bottles.
Innovative Plastic Solutions will use new injection moulding tools to produce shopping handbaskets made from recycled HDPE plastic (high-density polyethylene).
National Paper Industries will purchase a new paper reel cutting machine to reduce paper wastage and waste ending up in landfill.
Pakaflex will use new equipment to recycle plastic film that can be reused in their existing flexible timber packaging.
Plastica Australia will expand their operations and start manufacturing recycled garbage and medical waste bags.
Presto Furniture will use a new cardboard shredder to produce packaging fill.
Recyclable Packaging will use new tools to manufacture cheese and chicken trays from recycled PET.
Sa’pere Drinks will create a reusable glass bottle system for pubs and clubs.
SCS Plastics will use three new granulators to recycle fruit and vegetable plastic trays they currently produce. This will divert tonnes of PET plastics (polyethylene terephthalate) from landfill.
Select*d will replace its current PVC food bowls with recyclable PET bowls.
Stone of the YRR Valley will replace single-use plastic containers with stainless steel containers in their commercial kitchen.
Victorian Recyclers will create a closed-loop solution to green plastic strapping: the strapping will be remanufactured back into new plastic strapping.
This grant program is closed, but you can email us if you have any queries.