40,000 tonnes of waste 'could be diverted from landfill'

3 July 2018
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The Warrnambool Men’s Shed Treasurer, Mr.Grant Brisset said, by turning local recycled timber, into useful products, like planters, toys and furniture, we are playing our small part in reducing Warrnambool waste and the huge costs associated with landfill .

It’s a win-win.

We recently donated a number of indoor sandpits to the Warrnambool Toy Library’, he said.

 

Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio latter said the state’s Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund, which helps improve the collection and processing of recycling, would be given $8.3 million.

She said the boost could improve the quality of up to 100,000 tonnes of recycled material, so it could be repurposed.

Another $2 million will go towards improving the marketing of recycled products.

Funding will also go to an education campaign to help the public better understand what can and cannot be recycled.

Ms D’Ambrosio said the education campaign could help divert around 40,000 tonnes of rubbish from landfill back into the recycling system.

“What we want to ensure is that the recycling sector in Victoria is robust and sustainable,” she told ABC Radio Melbourne.

“We need to increase the quality of recycling material and increase the productivity and diversity of the recycling sector.”

The Landfill Levy Relief Program will also receive $800,000 to help charities, such as op shops, deal with their recycling.

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