This program is currently closed.
Remanufacture NSW offered funding through 2 streams, which were:
This program is co-funded by the Australian Government, through the Recycling Modernisation Fund and the NSW Government, through its Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, and is delivered by the NSW Environmental Trust in partnership with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
Remanufacture NSW offers funding opportunities to support the NSW resource recovery sectors response to changes brought about by the decision to ban the export of unbeneficiated waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres. Remanufacture NSW ensures New South Wales leads by example and maximises recycling and reuse activities while keeping materials within the productive economy.
The program targets the waste materials subject to the export ban: plastic, paper, glass and tyres.
In this round, Remanufacture NSW offered funding of up to $35 million through 2 streams.
Stream 1 offered co-funding for the establishment of new recycling infrastructure and equipment, including, but not limited to:
- Improving sorting technology and/or increased capacity for glass, plastic and paper products at materials recovery facilities (MRFs).
- Improving cleaning technology for glass and plastic products at waste facilities.
- Increasing mixed plastics processing capacity.
- Building capacity to process higher value single stream plastics such as PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and HDPE (high density polyethylene).
- Building capacity to process single stream plastics other than PET and HDPE and compound materials.
- Tyre recycling and reuse technology and infrastructure.
- Increasing the use of recyclable and recycled materials in manufacturing and civil construction.
- Mobile or stationary processing equipment.
Stream 2 offered co-funding for innovative trials to address waste export ban materials including, but not limited to:
- Trials that support the reuse of waste export ban materials.
- Trials that aim to increase the capacity of manufacturers to use recycled material in their products and to provide secure markets for these recycled materials. Examples include new/modified equipment to increase the use of recycled materials, such as post-consumer plastic, in the manufacture of goods or products.
- Trials that test new infrastructure/equipment to sort, wash, dry, shred, flake, granulate or pelletise materials.
- Trials that test equipment upgrades or process improvements to existing MRFs to increase the quality of output materials, reduce contamination and/or increase capacity.
- Trials that test upgrading plastic sorting, processing and manufacture technology to produce cleaner streams of plastic and have the potential to use larger amounts of recycled plastics.
- Trials that test new methods of paper beneficiation so that local paper mills can accept higher volumes of paper and cardboard.
- Trials that test new methodologies or technologies to process Liquid Paper Board.
- Trials that test glass processing, remanufacturing and new applications for recycled glass.
- Trials that test plastic processing, remanufacturing and new applications for recycled plastics.
- Trials that test mobile processing equipment.
- Trials that use new technologies or methods to reuse or recycle end-of-life tyres.
Stream 1 – grants of between $100,000 and $5 million were available to fund eligible infrastructure projects.
Stream 2 – grants of between $50,000 and $1 million were available to fund eligible trial projects.
Who can apply?
The following organisations were eligible to apply:
- An Australian entity or partnership incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001(Cth).
- A council (as defined in the NSW Local Government Act 1993), regional organisation of councils or other, local government-controlled organisation.
- A state government entity.
- An Australian research institution can be a tertiary education institution, a government agency established for research, a cooperative research centre, an institute or centre of research or a privately owned and accredited research facility. Consultancies are not considered to be research institutes for this grant program. Note that privately owned research facilities must provide evidence of accreditation (e.g. National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia, or similar).
- A non-government/not-for-profit organisation (must comply with the ATO's definition) with an established legal status, or those without legal status that can have grant funds administered by another organisation with legal status.
When can applications be made?
This program is currently closed.
Application advisory service
The EPA provided a free application advisory service (AAS) to support eligible applicants to prepare their grant applications. This service was provided by an independent contractor.