Infrastructure Victoria delivers final recycling and resource recovery advice to Government
Infrastructure Victoria has today delivered its final advice to government on how we can build a stronger and more sustainable recycling and resource recovery industry for Victoria, following 12 months of extensive research and consultation across government and industry.
It recommends 13 key actions that are available now to ensure we meet the challenge of growing amounts of waste being stockpiled or sent to landfill.
By focusing on six priority materials – plastics, paper, cardboard, glass, organics, tyres and e-waste – Victoria could meet targets to recycle up to 90% of its waste and create over 5000 jobs in the sector by 2039, many in regional areas.
Victoria already recovers more than $1 billion worth of resources each year but we don’t realise all of that value. There is huge potential to achieve and grow this figure by reprocessing and reusing these materials locally or by selling them internationally.
The report identifies 87 potential new or upgraded facilities – 52 in regional Victoria – to ensure Victoria has the capacity and capability to meet our needs, now and into the future.
A package of supporting reports used to develop the final advice is also available including focus group research, material flow analysis, economic policy framework, resource recovery mapping and an infrastructure gap analysis.
You can read the final advice and supporting reports here.