ReMade in Australia
Recycling. It has the power to breathe new life into old things.
The Australian Government is helping industry to transform your recycled rubbish into all sorts of things that definitely aren't rubbish. Like old plastic bottles into playgrounds, used tyres into brand new roads and mobile phones back into cutting-edge electronics.
The way we’re managing waste in Australia is changing. We’re working with industry to recycle your waste, convert it into valuable resources and help protect our environment.
National Waste Policy Action Plan
We’re aiming to reduce total waste generated in Australia by 10% per person and achieve an 80% average recovery rate from all waste streams by 2030.
Recycling Modernisation Fund
Australia’s on track to invest over $800 million in new infrastructure to sort, process and remanufacture materials such as plastic, paper, tyres and glass. We’re working with all states and territories and with industry to create 10,000 new jobs and divert 10 million tonnes of waste from going to landfill.
"We're looking at waste materials that can be used in re-manufacturing and can therefore create value. All kinds of materials can be brought back to life and reformed."Professor Veena Sahajwalla
Director of the UNSW SMaRT Centre
Government purchasing power is supporting the use of recycled content and reducing the use of raw materials.
Supporting businesses to take responsibility for products throughout their life.
Recycling: a valuable resource
Your household waste is a valuable resource.
Every time you recycle, you’re not only supporting new industries and exciting new products. You're helping to reduce landfill and emissions.
Which is good for Australia and good for the environment.