Metal Price
Scrap Monster
Vulcan
Paper Recycling June 29, 2020 09:10:18 PM

Australia Promotes Domestic Mixed Paper and Cardboard Recycling Capacity

Paul Ploumis
ScrapMonster Author
The Government has called for expressions of interest to participate in a controlled grant funding process to set up new paper and cardboard processing infrastructure.

Australia Promotes Domestic Mixed Paper and Cardboard Recycling Capacity

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The Western Australian administration has decided to boost domestic recycling infrastructure to boost processing of mixed paper and cardboard, before a proposed ban on the exports of these materials comes into effect in July 2024. The Department of Water and Environmental Regulations has announced grants for new programs to support increased local recycling.

The Government has called for expressions of interest to participate in a controlled grant funding process to set up new paper and cardboard processing infrastructure. Incidentally, the region is estimated to generate around 80,000 tonnes of mixed and unsorted paper and cardboard. The state and territory governments are invited to submit funding proposals for new processing facilities. The projects must be economically viable and must employ state-of-the-art processing technologies.

According to government website, the expression of interest will be open until July 27th. Late applications will not be considered.

As per the updated timetable, as agreed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), export ban on mixed paper and cardboard, with the exception of those sorted to a single type, with low contamination levels, processed into pulp or processed with other materials into a product ready for final consumption is set to commence in July 2024.

RELATED NEWS:

South Korea to Place Restrictions on Mixed Paper and PET Bottle Imports

Massive Supply Shortfalls Drive OCC Prices

SM Newsletter
Subscribe to SM mailing list and get updates to your inbox
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Instagram