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September 2021

Ground-breaking Recycling Projects to Rollout Across NSW

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have initiated 22 new recycling projects across metropolitan and regional NSW, as part of a $600 million national rollout of recycling infrastructure.

 

These projects form part of the Australian Government's $190 million investment in the Recycling Modernisation Fund to increase the speed and capacity with which we recycle in Australia.

 

According to the Federal Member for Wentworth, Dave Sharma, the recycling project is a positive step in climate action. "This infrastructure will ease pressure on our environment by recycling a greater variety of waste, such as plastics, tyres, glass, cardboard and even coffee cups," he said.

 

Estimates indicate that these remanufacturing projects will increase the state's recycling capacity by 120,000 tonnes per year while creating thousands of jobs, according to Dave Sharma.

 

"We cannot continue to send our trash overseas to lay in landfills.Not when we have the technology to repurpose it while offsetting our waste," said Dave Sharma.

 

Materials to be recycled are those impacted by Australia's world-leading ban on the export of waste glass, plastic, tyres and paper, which are gradually being phased in until mid-2024.

 

The Australian Government is driving a $1 billion transformation of our waste and recycling industry to turbocharge domestic recycling, giving us the ability to process and repurpose Australian materials previously sent overseas.

 

For details of all NSW projects: https://environment.nsw.gov.au/funding-and-support/nsw-environmental-trust/grants-available/remanufacture-nsw

 

For further information on the Recycling Modernisation Fund:

https://www.environment.gov.au/protection/waste/how-we-manage-waste/recycling-modernisation-fund

Media Contact: Jodie Mathews | jodie.mathews@aph.gov.au |