Skip navigation

FIX THE WASTE AND RECYCLING CRISIS

‘Building a world-leading recycling industry right here in Victoria would create jobs while protecting our rivers, oceans and sea life.’

After years of government inaction Victoria now faces a waste crisis. Recycling is being stockpiled, or worse: dumped in landfill.

With relentless campaigning, we’ve made progress in revolutionising waste and recycling in Victoria.

We’ve secured a ban on plastic bags, a 10 cent refund on bottles and cans by 2023, and a separate glass recycling bin for households from 2021.

But there is still more to be done.

My plan would build a local industry, creating local jobs and leading Australia in the transformation of waste. It includes:

  • Building a world-class plastic recycling plant here in Victoria
  • Phasing out unnecessary single-use plastics, like plastic on fruit and veggies
  • Allowing everyone to put their food scraps in their green bins, so they’re turned into compost
  • Setting strong targets for the use of recycled materials in roads and other infrastructure
  • Funding projects that create a reusable culture
  • Stopping toxic waste incinerators, which harm our health and create pollution and toxic ash

FIX THE WASTE AND RECYCLING CRISIS

TAKE ACTION

Join my campaign for a recycling industry that creates jobs while transforming our waste.

SHARE:

MORE POLICIES


LATEST NEWS

BLOG

Here's what we achieved together in 2021

As the year comes to an end I want to reflect on some of the great wins that we’ve achieved together. 

PARLIAMENT

Free the Park Hotel prisoners

The treatment of the asylum seekers being held inside the Park Hotel is unfathomably cruel.After 8 years in detention, these people are now facing yet another struggle - against COVID-19.I asked the Victorian Government to advocate to release these people from this hotel prison immediately.

BLOG

COLOUR IT: What are you most looking forward to when Melbourne re-opens?

We have all worked so hard and sacrificed so much to keep our community safe during this pandemic. Now it's time to re-open and revitalise our incredible city! Young people of Melbourne - what are you most looking forward to doing? 

MEDIA RELEASE

MEDIA RELEASE: Greens fear Government is setting new 'Arden' precinct up to fail

The Victorian Government today released the final Arden Structure Plan, for a new precinct in inner city Melbourne that the State Government says will be home to 15,000 residents and 34,000 employees by 2050.