RMF Plastics Technology

RMF Plastics Technology

Funding is available through the Australian Government’s $60 million Recycling Modernisation Fund Plastics Technology stream to deliver national solutions for hard-to-recycle plastics.

Under the Australian Government’s funding guidelines, state and territory governments apply to the Australian Government for funding on behalf of industry.

How much money is available?

Grants are between $1 million and $20 million.

You must contribute at least 50% of the eligible project financial costs.

Who can apply?

South Australian:

  • businesses
  • research institutions (not including consultancies)
  • councils and other local government-controlled organisations
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • Aboriginal Land Councils.

What will we fund?

Eligible activities are activities that have not yet commenced, that will increase the recovery and recycling rates of hard-to-recycle plastics and promote the objectives of a safe circular plastics economy, such as:

  • advanced recycling projects targeting hard-to-recycle plastics
  • commercialisation or scaling-up of emerging and trial technology
  • technology to extract plastics from products (such as e-waste) to make high value products
  • equipment for existing or new material or plastic recovery facilities
  • end-to-end solutions for our plastics supply chain.

Applications must be for:

  • new infrastructure, technology, processes, machinery or equipment
  • an improvement or expansion of existing infrastructure, technology, processes, machinery and/or equipment
  • commercialisation or scaling up to build or increase existing capacity.

What WON’T we fund?

Funding is not available for:

  • the purchase of land
  • pre-construction activities such as site clearing or earthworks
  • business case development and/or feasibility studies
  • capital expenditure for the purchase of assets such as office furniture and equipment, motor vehicles, computers, printers or photocopiers and the construction, renovation, or extension of facilities such as buildings and laboratories not directly related to the project
  • business as usual expenses, or maintenance costs
  • routine operational expenses such as communications, postage, printing and stationery
  • accommodation
  • legal and accounting fees and bank charges, not directly related to the project
  • non-project related costs, or costs associated with ineligible activities
  • other costs that do not directly support the achievement of the planned outcomes for the project, or are contrary to the objective of the program.

Projects that are predominantly waste to energy projects, or waste to fuel, are not eligible for funding. A project will only be considered for funding where any waste to fuel or waste to energy is incidental to, or a by-product of, a process that is primarily designed to achieve plastics circularity.

When does it close?


Contact Program Manager

Contact the Project Manager for details.