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The amount of waste Victorians generate is forecast to grow. We need further investment in a number of key materials to increase resource recovery and recycling infrastructure capacity. Investment will help us to:
Government commitment to expand Victoria’s recycling industry
Significant industry support with more than $125 million in grants underway
Stimulated markets ready for investment
A reliable waste and recycling system
Reduced landfill demand to increase material recovery rates
New recycling schemes for improved quality of feedstock
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A National Waste Policy released in 2018 provides a national framework for waste and resource recovery in Australia. In August 2019, the Australian Government and all state and territory governments committed to ban the export of waste glass, paper, cardboard, plastic and tyres.
Recycling Victoria is ensuring local infrastructure and markets are supporting the ban and safely managing materials in Victoria. Recycling Victoria builds on many years of work by the Victorian Government to improve waste management and increase recycling in Victoria.
As part of the policy, the Victorian Government committed to developing a new waste and recycling act and establishing a waste authority by 2021. The new Act and authority will provide the Victorian Government with a system-wide view that will allow it to more effectively oversee the waste and recycling sector, including predicting and responding to future market shocks.
Victoria led the nation in 2015 by launching Australia’s first 30-year plan for waste and recycling infrastructure and leads collaborative waste and recycling services procurement across local councils. The Victorian Government has also banned single-use plastic bags and the disposal of e-waste in landfill.
Australian Government: Oversees national waste policy. Administers product stewardship legislation and schemes.
Victorian Government: Sets strategic policy direction, makes laws and regulates waste management. The Victorian Government's Waste and Resource Recovery portfolio agencies are made up of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Environment Protection Authority Victoria, Sustainability Victoria and the seven Waste and Resource Recovery Groups.
Local Government: Delivers waste and recycling services to households and some businesses. Some local governments own and operate waste management infrastructure.
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