The Victorian government has launched Recycling Victoria, a new government body to support the transformation of the state’s waste and recycling systems.
Recycling Victoria aims to strengthen the state’s waste and recycling sector, driving innovation and industry security, helping circular economies to thrive and supporting the introduction of the new container deposit scheme.
The new entity will oversee new standards, regulations and reporting in the waste and recycling sector, to build community confidence and encourage businesses to innovate, invest and grow Victoria’s circular economy.
Recycling Victoria will work with councils, industry, regional communities and Traditional Owners, to create a better and more reliable waste and recycling system, reduce landfill waste, improve resource recovery and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Recycling Victoria will also work closely with partner agencies, including Sustainability Victoria and the Environment Protection Authority.
Victorians’ transition to a state-wide four bin household waste and recycling system will also be monitored and enforced by Recycling Victoria.
Minister Environment and Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio said Recycling Victoria will help transform Victoria’s waste and recycling system, with strong regulations holding service providers to the highest possible standards.
“By expanding and strengthening our waste and recycling capabilities across the state, we’re investing in the future of our environment and for all Victorians.”
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