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Transforming our recycling capacity

The 2020-21 Budget will invest $250 million to modernise our recycling infrastructure, divert more than 600,000 tonnes of waste from landfill to the making of useful products, and by doing so help to create 10,000 new jobs.

The Morrison Government is the first Federal Government to place waste firmly on the national agenda, with investments to drive a billion-dollar transformation of Australia’s waste and recycling capacity, and create thousands of new jobs.

Australia’s waste and recycling transformation is being further strengthened by an additional:

  • $35 million to implement Commonwealth commitments under Australia’s National Waste Policy Action Plan, which sets the direction for waste management and recycling in Australia until 2030.
  • $24.6 million to improve our national waste data so it can measure recycling outcomes and track progress against our national waste targets.
  • The introduction of new Commonwealth waste legislation to formally enact the Government’s waste export ban and encourage companies to take greater responsibility for the waste they generate, from product design through to recycling, re-manufacture or disposal.

Find out more about the Morrison Government’s 2020-21 Budget initiatives to transform our waste and recycling capacity here.