Green Industries SA: Funding a Circular Economy in South Australia
For the first time, green bins have been installed in Rundle Mall, allowing shoppers to recycle food and compostable packaging.
The installation is part of a 12-month trial in the City of Adelaide, and was funded by Green Industries SA’s Council Modernisation Grants.
And the financial support to upgrade and improve recycling infrastructure in SA doesn’t stop there, with 11 new projects taking a share of more than $900,000 in funding through Green Industries SA’s Recycling Infrastructure Grants.
The funding has unlocked a total value of more than $2.5 million and will support the diversion of more than 7,600 tonnes of material from landfill every year.
The funded projects range from food rescue to improved resource recovery of recycling and plastics, and will create 20 new full-time positions across the state.
Minister for Climate, Environment and Water Susan Close said the funding will directly enable South Australia to transition from a linear economy to a more circular economy.
“A more circular economy and smarter, faster resource recovery is essential to tackle climate change. 45% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from producing the food, products and materials that we eat and use every day,” she said.
new food waste recovery vehicle
cool room expansion
Peats Group Ltd
MASTEC Aust Pty Ltd
increasing recycled content in mobile garbage bins
Eco Caddy Pty Ltd
food scraps scale up and optimisation
eddy current separator
Transmutation Pty Ltd
recycling powder coating and plastics
disposal nappies diversion
District Council of Mt Remarkable
Willowie transfer station
polywinder split drum
Mid Murray Council
cardboard / fibre trailer