A complete overhaul of Victoria’s recycling system will transform the sector and achieve a cleaner, greener Victoria with better recycling, less pollution, more jobs and a stronger economy. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio recently announced a suite of new policies under the Recycling Victoria package, designed to position Victoria as a leader in reusing, reducing and recycling waste.
The $300 million package brings together a number of major reforms which include: the introduction of a container deposit scheme for Victoria; the roll out of four colour-coded bins to homes across the state; a $96.5 million investment to drive research and expand the local processing and manufacturing industry; and a new dedicated Waste Crime Prevention Inspectorate. These reforms are part of circular economy policy which forms a 10-year plan – Recycling Victoria.
For more information about Recycling Victoria visit, www.vic.gov.au/recycling
To read the Premier’s full media release on each of these announcements, see below links:
Monday 24 February 2020 – Transforming Recycling in Victoria
Tuesday 25 February 2020 – Creating Jobs, Driving Investment and Reducing Waste
Wednesday 26 February 2020 – Ten Year Plan to Boost Recycling, Reduce Waste and Create Jobs