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National Waste Policy Action Plan

The National Action Plan creates targets and actions to implement the 2018 National Waste Policy. These targets and actions will guide investment and national efforts to 2030 and beyond. These include: ban the export of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres, commencing in the second half of 2020 reduce total waste generated in Australia by…

Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities 2019 Awards

Beechworth named Tidy Town – Sustainable Community of the Year A big congratulations to Beechworth, who has won the Keep Victoria Beautiful Tidy Town – Sustainable Community of the Year Award for 2019, which was announced in Dimboola on Saturday 26 October. It is the fourth time Beechworth has won the Tidy Town of the…

Sustainable Destinations Top 100 award – Mt Hotham leads ECO destination trend

Congratulations goes to the Victorian alpine resort Mount Hotham being named as one of the global Top 100 Sustainable Destinations for 2019. The prestigious list was unveiled at Global Green Destinations Days in Croatia in early October with Mt Hotham featuring for the first time, one of only two Australian locations to be included. Mt…

THE VIC BAG BAN….Coming 1 Nov 2019

The Victorian Government will implement a state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags from 1 November 2019. The ban applies to ALL retailers – including supermarkets, greengrocers, bakeries, pharmacies, clothes stores, restaurants, cafes, markets, food outlets, and many more. The ban will apply to all lightweight plastic shopping bags which have a thickness of 35…