RMF Recycling infrastructure for soft plastics funding

RMF Recycling infrastructure for soft plastics funding

Funding is available through the Australian Government’s $190 million Recycling Modernisation Fund to improve recycling outcomes and address critical gaps in Australia’s recycling infrastructure.  The South Australian Government has agreed to deliver the Recycling Modernisation Fund through a competitive grants funding program administered by Green Industries SA. 

How much money is available?

Recycling Modernisation Fund Grants offered through this program represent a combined contribution from both the South Australian and Commonwealth governments. Applications for funding from $50,000 to a maximum of $1,000,000 will be available, for large scale projects involving significant capital expenditure and of state significance.

Applicants are required to provide a minimum cash contribution of 50% of the requested grant amount, being 1/3 of the project cost (1:1:1 funding).

Who can apply?

Projects that provide local solutions to local problems, seek to increase local employment, provide economic benefit, and solve transport logistic complexities will be highly regarded. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for economically viable projects that best address regional pressures. Projects that support connections between local organisations in remote and regional areas and major companies in urban areas of Australia are encouraged to close-the-loop between waste generation, sorting, processing, remanufacturing, and input back into the economy. Applicants may wish to communicate with their local Regional Development Associations when developing proposals.

Small organisations, such as small and medium businesses, not-for-profits, Local Government, community groups, regional research institutions and Traditional Custodians are encouraged to apply. 

What will we fund?

Projects must be carried out in South Australia and support an increase in processing capacity and/or use of one or more of the following materials subject to the COAG waste export bans:

  1. mixed plastics that are not of a single resin/polymer type and/or further sorting, cleaning and processing is required before use in re-manufacturing;
  2. single resin/polymer plastics that have not been re-processed (e.g. cling film plastic wrap); 

Projects that focus on new technology and equipment such as increasing soft plastics processing capacity, mixed plastics reprocessing, or commercialisation of new plastics separation technology will be prioritised.  

What WON’T we fund?

Please refer to the guidelines below for details on eligible and ineligible activities.

When does it close?


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