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4 May 2021

Victorian Government announce state’s climate change strategy

The Victorian Government Climate Change Strategy aims to keep the state on track to meet the emissions target of net zero emissions by 2050. Victoria’s announcement marks all of Australia’s states and territories committing to a net zero target by 2050, despite the absence of the federal government’s embracing a national the goal. The strategy … Continue reading Victorian Government announce state’s climate change strategy

19 April 2021

MMI open for recycling and clean energy manufacturing grants

Earlier this month, the federal government announced a series of Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) grants for major recycling and clean energy projects. The government is inviting applications under its Recycling and Clean Energy stream, offering grants on average of $4 million, ranging from $1 million to $20 million. The $1.3 billion in funding will assist … Continue reading MMI open for recycling and clean energy manufacturing grants

29 March 2021

Placing an emphasis on supplier sustainability

Organisations in Australia are demanding more environmental reporting, driving suppliers to update and make mandatory environmental commitments and changes. This is a growing trend in the agricultural industry and supply chain in particular. Large companies such as Coles and Woolworths are seeking additional control and oversight, requiring their suppliers to help them meet their environmental … Continue reading Placing an emphasis on supplier sustainability

16 March 2021

National Plastics Plan maps longer term approach

The Australian Government last week launched the National Plastics Plan to reduce plastics waste through a multi aspect approach, looking at both the upstream and downstream methods to limit plastic waste. The plan aims to help ensure Australia meets its waste targets, prompting government to work alongside essential industry and other supply chain holders. The … Continue reading National Plastics Plan maps longer term approach

11 March 2021

Considerations for Victoria’s single use plastic ban

Earlier in March, the Victorian Government announced a phase out ban of single use plastics by 2023. This includes products such as polystyrene containers, straws, plates, cutlery and cotton buds, with departments starting their phase out in 2022. Single use plastic items make up approximately one third of Victoria’s litter per annum, with many of … Continue reading Considerations for Victoria’s single use plastic ban

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