NSW targets litter reduction , more infrastructure , better resource recovery and halt illegal dumping


The NSW Government has committed to invest $337 million from 2017 to 2021 in litter reduction and waste management projects across the state under the Waste Less, Recycle More program.

NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman announced the funding to continue the initiative on 14 October. This forms part of the government’s preparations to deal with the forecasted 159% increase in waste and litter generated by a population of 9.9 million by 2036.

The first phase of Waste Less, Recycle More funding and programs will finish on 30 June next year, and the second phase starting on 1 July 2017, with funding and grants available until 2021. More than 800 projects have been supported by the fund to date.

The 2017-2021 funding includes:
– $30 million for litter reduction programs
– $35.5 million for organics infrastructure and resource recovery projects
– $88.5 million for resource recovery infrastructure
– $57 million for household problem waste programs, including $37 million for community recycling centre collections and processing
– $70 million for councils’ waste and resource recovery projects
– $65 million to combat illegal dumping.


LPWAN Bin Sensor Opportunity

Would be good to see the development of LPWAN sensors into the NSW Litter infrastructure as part of the rollout of the Sigfox network by Thinxtra.

Several companies have done pilots using 3G sensors but with the addition of the new network this is a perfect opportunity for a local vendor to engage with the councils in NSW.

See full article – Waste Management Review

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