The Victorian government has announced extra funding to encourage recycling and waste minimisation in the state’s businesses.
The AAP reports that premier Daniel Andrews made the announcement at Coca-Cola Amatil on Tuesday, including a doubling of the current $28 million Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund, which provides grants of $1 for every $3 spent in building recycling capacity for waste reuse. Approximately $30 million of the $56 million will be made available for technology to make new products out of recyclable materials.
The announcement also included $10 million in resource efficiency grants, a new $7 million Business Innovation Centre for industry-research collaboration, $10 million for waste-to-energy initiatives and $11.5 million for treating hazardous waste.
The announcement follows Monday’s container deposit scheme and four-bin system for household recyclables in Victoria.
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