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Victoria bans single use plastics

Victoria will ban specific single use plastics, such as straws, cutlery, plates and cotton buds by 2023 in an effort to reduce plastic pollution. Single use plastics make up a third of our litter, are used only briefly, and cause long-term ...

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Supporting councils to increase recycled content procurement

Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) has released a report on the barriers and opportunities to support councils with increasing their use of products made from recycled content. The report found 71% of councils https://mwrrg.vic.gov.au/procurement/recycled-content-procurement/ procure products containing recycled content including glass, food and green waste, paper, cardboard, metals, rubber and plastics.

EPA & Local Government: Empowering you as a joint regulator

On Wednesday 5 May from 10.30 am to 12.15 pm, EPA Victoria is hosting an important online event to provide local government with the necessary tools and information to help fulfil their role as joint regulator. Victoria’s new environment protection legislation will commence on 1 July 2021. This is the most significant reform to our state’s environment…

Victoria Set To Deliver Cash For Cans

The Victorian Government has announced the final design for the container deposit scheme (CDS), set to be introduced in 2023. You can read the full media release here and learn more about the scheme by visiting Container deposit scheme | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au)  

Reporting Litter from Vehicles

EPA recently successfully prosecuted a litterer on two counts of depositing a lit cigarette butt. The accused was convicted and ordered to pay an aggregate fine of $400. In December 2020, we provided councils with a litter campaign package ‘Be the solution. Report litter and pollution’. EPA designed this to help councils encourage the community to report…