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In Victoria, organic waste is the second largest waste stream by weight. It contributes to at least 50% of household garbage by weight and 25 to 30% of industrial waste. It makes up over 25% of all waste landfilled in Victoria. There is significant opportunity to address this and improve the way we use recycled organic products.
Organic matter, including organic wastes, can be converted into a range of soil and plant growth enhancement products and bioenergy for use in:
Read more about investing in bioenergy.
Organics have been identified as a priority waste stream under Recycling Victoria policy, with targets for landfill diversion and resource recovery as follows:
This policy driven boost to supply coupled with new markets for recycled organics is creating attractive infrastructure investment and market development opportunities for investors.
Read the Recycling Victoria policy.
For information on innovative packaging streams such as bioplastics, biodegradable and compostable packaging, visit the APCO website.
For the latest investment opportunities and material commodity prices, read our regular Recovered Resources Market Bulletin.
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For more information on waste data, view our waste data, insights and tools.