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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

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