Circular economy policy delivers certainty for recycling in Victoria
SUEZ, a leader in smart and sustainable resource management, commends the Victorian Government on their announcement to reform its recycling system and provide much-needed certainty for industry to invest and confidence for households to continue recycling.
Recycling Victoria, the government’s new circular economy policy, delivers a strong framework that recognises the diversity and importance of the recycling industry.
Investment, infrastructure, education and policy stability are essential to enabling meaningful change in Victoria’s waste and resource recovery industries.
Mark Venhoek, CEO of SUEZ Australia & New Zealand, said the policy will support new infrastructure investment whilst fostering innovation and productivity across the industry.
Recycling Victoria will help drive innovation and investment in recycling and resource recovery with the associated economic and environmental benefits and employment generation such investment brings.
Chief Executive Officer, Australia & New Zealand
supports the increase to Victoria’s landfill levy as this will over
time incentivise greater investment in alternative infrastructure that
prioritises material recovery instead of landfill.
Energy from waste, which is the process of converting waste that is not
recyclable into electricity, steam and/or heat, has an important role to
play in the Victorian – and Australian – waste management hierarchy.
“The Victorian Government’s support for this technology under the
circular economy policy provides confidence to the industry where these
solutions complement other solutions under the waste hierarchy.” Mr
The policy also addresses pull-through demand for secondary raw
materials and supporting the creation of a domestic market to process
recyclables locally which is key to encouraging greater diversion and
fuelling demand for investment in scalable infrastructure.
“We are excited by this announcement and the opportunities it presents
to continue building our industry, and we look forward to seeing further
action from Federal, State and Territory governments in the coming