GT Recycling has been awarded a $3 million state/federal grant for a $4.7 million expansion project, which will see the Geelong company able to process an extra 8,000 tonnes of plastic a year.
The funding was from the federal Recycling Modernisation Fund and Victorian government’s Recycling Victoria program, and was announced on Friday.
Victorian environment minister Lily D’Ambrosio said it would assist GT “to install world-leading technology to recover a range of plastics from discarded agricultural plastic including plant pots, shade cloths, and tarps.”
The announcement comes following the July 1 export ban on mixed waste plastics, with a scheduled ban July next year on unprocessed single polymer plastics.
“GT Recycling is making a significant investment to increase its plastic processing capacity which means more jobs for Victorians, more reasons to recycle and a better outcome for the environment,” added federal environment minister Sussan Ley.
Family-owned GT recycles cardboard and plastic materials, serving “small and large businesses, councils and government departments.”
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