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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.

Government action

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.

Find out more about the plan

 

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.

Find out more about the fund

Cans to recycle
Sunglasses

"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

What we're already doing

Sustainable procurement

Government purchasing power is supporting the use of recycled content and reducing the use of raw materials.

Product stewardship

Supporting businesses to take responsibility for products throughout their life.

Tyres

Waste exports

Our waste is our responsibility. We’re carefully regulating the export of waste glass, plastic, tyres and paper.

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.

See how recycled materials are being used

Ewaste
Wheelie bin

Tips for recycling at home

Find out how you can make a positive difference every day with your recycling.

Find out how to recycle correctly

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