GRANTS FOR WERRIBEE BUSINESSES TO REDUCE PACKAGING WASTE
Packaging waste is being turned into new products including toys and shopping baskets thanks to funding from the Victorian Government, paving the way towards a more sustainable economy.
With grants of up to $50,000, the Investment Support Grants for Packaging will help small to medium businesses, not for profit organisations and social enterprises develop new ways to reduce, reprocess and remanufacture packaging waste.
Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said the program would help small businesses look at innovative uses for packaging waste and introduce more sustainable practices into their business.
The grants are part of the Government’s $515 million investment to transform the waste and recycling sector, including $380 million towards Recycling Victoria: a new economy, helping to position Victoria as the national leader in recycling.
For further information on the grants, visit https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/news/news-articles/reduction-of-packaging-waste-grants-announced
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“By specifically addressing packaging waste, these grants will allow small to medium businesses, not for profit organisations and social enterprises to think outside the box when considering their approach to packaging.“
“It’s estimated that funded projects will divert 6,000 tonnes of packaging waste from landfill and create 30 full-time jobs.”
“I encourage local businesses to apply for these grants.“