Cleanaway CEO Vik Bansal welcomes Government funding to make closed loop recycling possible

On 18 January 2021, the Victorian Minister for Environment Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP and the Federal Minister for Environment the Hon Sussan Ley MP announced Cleanaway as a successful recipient of State and Federal recycling grants.

In response to receiving the funding, Cleanaway’s CEO and Managing Director Vik Bansal said, “These grants have made it possible for Cleanaway to invest in a state-of-the-art glass beneficiation plant and a HDPE, LDPE and PP plastics pelletising facility in Victoria.”

Pictured: Cleanaway was announced as a recipient of State and Federal recycling grants at an event in Laverton, Victoria

Announced at an event at Cleanaway’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Laverton North, Cleanaway received funding from the Victorian Government’s Recycling Victorian Infrastructure Fund which was matched by the Federal Government through its Recycling Modernisation Fund.

Mr Bansal explained, “There is currently very low recycled content in food and beverage packaging in Australia. Cleanaway wants to change this by investing in technology that takes some of our highest volume consumer materials and prepares them for recycling.”

“By extending the value chain of glass and plastic packaging we can effectively create a closed loop solution for these waste streams.” Mr Bansal said.

“This is a great example of industry and government working together to work towards making a sustainable future possible. I am grateful to Minister D’Ambrosio and Minister Ley for their continued support and belief in building a circular economy in Australia.”

Pictured from left: Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio, Senator Jane Hume, representing Federal Minister for Environment the Hon Sussan Ley MP, Matt McKenzie, General Manager, Solid Waste Services, Victoria, Cleanaway

Pictured: Matt McKenzie, General Manager, Solid Waste Services showing Senator Jane Hume around the Material Recovery Facility at Laverton.

The new facilities will integrate with our existing processing and sorting capability in the Victorian Commingled Resource Recovery (VCRR) network to extend the value of the material Cleanaway collects from our customers and ensure it can be turned into new products.

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Originally published at on January 19, 2021.

Chief Executive Officer of InfraBuild