26 September 2023

New plan for Councils to make use of recycles

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Roads made using recycled glass, park benches from recycled plastic, and sports courts that use recycled tyres are to become more common across the State, with the launch of a new service from Sustainability Victoria.

Announcing the new online portal, Sustainability Victoria said its Buy Recycled Service was designed for Local Government to help leverage its buying power and support Councils to drive procurement of recycled materials.

“The dedicated online portal offers case studies, product information sheets, a procurement toolkit, a dedicated email service and a product directory, making it easier for Councils to consider and use recycled products in a range of infrastructure projects,” Sustainability Victoria said.

“The Buy Recycled Directory, a key feature of the Service, includes more than 100 suppliers of products ranging from asphalt, ready-mixed concrete, gardening equipment, fencing, street furniture, organic mulch and materials for use in other civil infrastructure and landscaping projects,” it said.

Sustainability Victoria said the Service aimed to boost the use of recycled products in community projects, which would in turn accelerate and build markets for recycled materials.

Launching the Service (on behalf of the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio), State Member for Bass, Jordan Crugnale said Councils could use the online portal to take action through their everyday purchasing decisions, “which will drive and grow the market for recycled materials, helping Victoria transition to a circular, climate-resilient, clean economy”.

Further information on Sustainability Victoria’s Buy Recycled Service can be accessed at this PS News link.

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