SA’s recycling transition package

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR), the national peak body for all stakeholders in the waste and resource recovery industry, welcomes the SA Government’s budget announcement today that will deliver $12 million over four years to the Waste and Resource Recovery Modernisation and Council Transition Package.

The funding, which is in addition to the package announced in 2018 in response to China’s National Sword policy, aims to modernise and boost the state’s waste and resource recovery system and generate more than 200 ongoing jobs in the sector.

“WMRR welcomes the announcement and commends SA for once again leading the pack alongside Victoria in driving our sector forward. SA gets it – the government gets that waste and resource recovery is not just about protecting the environment, which is vitally important, it is also a sector that creates jobs and is an engine of economic growth,” WMRR CEO, Ms Gayle Sloan said.

“We are confident that the SA government will continue to drive our industry forward, playing a leadership role on key issues including building a sustainable domestic remanufacturing base, regulating the use of single-use plastic, and enhancing the state’s 40-year-old CDS.

“WMRR looks forward to continued engagement and collaboration with the government as it works to meet its 2020 goals and commits to building better collection systems, infrastructure, and education, as well as realising the vision of SA going circular,” Ms Sloan said.