Grants available for processing plastics from e-waste

WA businesses are encouraged to apply for Federal Government grants to build new or upgraded recycling infrastructure that delivers extraction and processing of plastics from e-waste into valuable products. 

Part of a $60 million Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) Plastics Technology stream, grants between $1 million and $20m are available. Businesses must contribute at least 50% of the eligible project financial costs, and all projects must be operational by 30 June 2027. 

Eligible activities include: 

  • advanced recycling projects targeting hard-to-recycle plastics 
  • commercialisation or scaling-up of emerging and trial technology 
  • technology to extract plastics from products (such as e-waste) to make high value products 
  • equipment for existing or new material or plastic recovery facilities 
  • end-to-end solutions for our plastics supply chain. 

In particular, WA seeks proposals using advanced technologies to deliver:  

  • processing of commercial film plastics (including linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) 
  • a commercial-scale pilot for an advanced recycling facility that can process industry and/or consumer soft plastic 
  • recovery of non-hazardous plastic through e-waste processing. 

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is administering the WA application process. Expressions of interest due by Monday 14 August using the SmartyGrants portal.

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