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Funding boost for local recycling facilities

Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that three recycling companies would share in more than $1.1 million of funding to fast-track industry-upgrade projects in Victoria’s recycling sector to help improve the quality of processed materials.

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ResourceSmart Schools refresh

It is now easier to get started, easier to see savings and there is less paperwork for schools currently registered, and for new schools joining the ResourceSmart Schools community.

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Community energy powers up in Ballarat

A Ballarat social enterprise has found a way to slash its energy bills using solar PV and bioenergy from waste timber that would otherwise be stockpiled or landfilled and release harmful greenhouses gases.

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Supporting Victorians to recycle electronic waste

The Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, has launched a $1.5m public education and awareness campaign to help Victorians to better understand e-waste and reduce the amount going to the state’s landfills.

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Delivering a new plan for the future of recycling

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced a $37 million package that will increase the quality of recycled materials in Victoria and develop new markets for them.

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Landmark Latrobe community power hub launched

The Latrobe Valley Community Power Hub has been officially launched at Morwell, with residents of Latrobe City, Baw Baw and Wellington Shires now able to purchase locally-made solar hot water systems, as part of a bulk-buy project.

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Victoria says no to plastic waste

The Andrews Labor Government will ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags from 2019 to help protect our environment from plastic pollution.

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Catch-up on the latest edition of our In The Know newsletter

Young Victorians throw away $115 of food a week + $4.2 million recycling and resource recovery funding announced + The big plastic problem + New fund to develop markets for recyclables + MORE inside...

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New research: Young Victorians throwing away $115 of food a week

Research has shown that Generation Z are more flippant with their grocery shopping, throwing out a reported $115 of food waste weekly.

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$4.2 million recycling and resource recovery funding announced

The Victorian Government today announced funding for 13 new resource recovery infrastructure projects which will share more than $4.2 million from the second round of the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund, managed by Sustainability Victoria.

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