Victoria’s recycling industry has been provided a $1 million funding package as part of the State Government’s response to China’s National Sword policy.
The move is part of the Victorian Government’s $13 million package towards councils and industry to support the ongoing collection of household recyclable waste.
Funding will be available to companies that recover and reprocess plastics, paper and cardboard, with work needing to be completed within one year of signing with Sustainability Victoria.
Funding will be available for:
- Infrastructure, equipment and process upgrades at Material Recovery Facilities to support greater sorting of paper and plastic
- Infrastructure and equipment upgrades to process paper, cardboard and rigid plastic (wash, granulate, pelletise) to allow material to be used by domestic manufactures and allow for re-entry to export markets
- Storage and consolidation infrastructure (sheds/shipping containers/temporary cover) to allow for the short-term safe storage of recovered paper, cardboard and plastic while processing capacity and/or end markets is developed.
Grants of between $50,000 and $500,000 are available on a 1:1 funding ratio to Victorian-based projects that recover, handle and process plastics, paper and cardboard waste.
The grants will help to fast-track development of new infrastructure that improves the quality of recovered plastics, paper and cardboard.
Project proposals for work costing more than $1m would also be considered as Victoria had many opportunities to expand its recycling sector.
Applications for Round One Grants close 8 May 2018.
For more information, or to apply, click here