Through the Bin Trim program, MRA and Modern Shoes were able to divert close to 30 tonnes of waste from landfill, saving the business $21,600 per year.
The NSW EPA has opened the fourth round of its Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure (MRRI) grants under the $337 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM).
The grants offer funding to deliver new infrastructure projects in NSW, with the aim of increasing diversion from landfill.
The NSW EPA has released the next round of the Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Program grant under the $337 million WLRM extension.
The grants are awarded under five funding streams that cater to specific applicant categories and have different project requirements.
In early July 2019, MRA took over a stall at the Northern Beaches Swap for Good Expo to promote the NSW EPA Bin Trim Program and discuss waste reduction opportunities with local businesses.
The NSW EPA has had the power to seek the confiscation of profits gained from breaking environmental laws since the introduction of the POEO Act. However, it has now established a method for calculating Monetary Benefit Orders and is already using these to pursue cases in court.