By 2046, Victoria is expected to generate 40% more waste annually than in recent years, highlighting the need to grow the state’s recycling capabilities and create local markets for recycled content.
This is where the Victorian Government’s ecologiQ initiative comes in, as it integrates recycled content across Victoria’s transport infrastructure projects and makes using green materials business-as-usual.
A key driver of this change is the Recycled First Policy, which for the first time in Australian history requires contractors building Victorian transport projects to optimise their use of recycled and reused materials.
Recycled First has already led to 2 million tonnes of recycled and reused materials being used in transport projects. There's so much more to come, as ecologiQ helps deliver purposely greener infrastructure.
ecologiQ Greener Infrastructure Conference
The ecologiQ Greener Infrastructure Conference was a resounding success, with 800 industry professionals uniting to tackle challenges, chart solutions and celebrate triumphs on the road to greener infrastructure.
Close to 40 innovative suppliers and researchers showcased their innovations in the trade hall and the conference also featured sold-out site tours and a brimming main stage.
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