Grants available for Expanded Polystyrene recycling equipment

Date: 09-May-12
Author: Janet Sparrow

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Australian Packaging Covenant are making $830,000 available to increase the recovery of expanded polystyrene (EPS) from the waste stream.

By supporting the establishment of EPS recycling infrastructure in NSW, the initiative seeks to increase and sustain EPS recycling by at least 600 tonnes (30,000 m3) per year. Under the Expanded Polystyrene Recycling Equipment Grants Program, local councils, businesses and not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for equipment grants of up to $50,000.

“This new grants program provides funding to establish local infrastructure to enable EPS to be recycled close to where it is currently generated as waste” said NSW EPA Acting Director Waste and Resource Recovery, Steve Beaman. “The program will help divert some of the 12,000 tonnes of EPS that ends up in NSW landfill each year and create new markets for its reuse.”
For more information about the grants program, please visit the grants information page.

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