The Morrison Government’s transformation of Australia’s recycling industry has seen a landmark agreement with Tasmania today that will deliver a $16 million boost for the state’s recycling industry, creating jobs and reducing pressure on the environment.
Up to 190,000 tonnes of soft plastic packaging per year, the equivalent of almost 200 billion chocolate wrappers will be recycled and reprocessed under just one of the proposals funded through the Morrison Government’s National Product Stewardship Investm
The Morrison Government is investing $1 million in the establishment of a new Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence that will play a key role in driving Australia’s circular economy towards an 80 per cent recovery rate across all waste streams by 2030.
The decision by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation to move to pursue accreditation under the Federal Government’s revamped product stewardship legislation has been welcomed by Assistant Minister Trevor Evans MP.
Australian consumers will soon see an end to one of Australia’s biggest recycling challenges after the country’s two largest domestic battery suppliers committed to the industry led Australian Battery Stewardship Scheme.