Published 08-02-2022

Remanufacture NSW grants open until March

08-02-2022

Round two of the Remanufacture NSW funding program is open until 5 pm Friday, 11 March. The program comprises two (2) streams - infrastructure and trials. 

This program provides co-funding for waste and recycling infrastructure to support industry to respond to Australia’s waste export ban. This program is co-funded by the Australian Government through the Recycling Modernisation Fund and the NSW Government through the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative and is delivered by the NSW Environmental Trust in partnership with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

Program streams
Remanufacture NSW has 2 streams: Infrastructure and Trials
The purpose of Remanufacture NSW Round 2 is to offer funding up to $13.5 million to support the NSW resource recovery sector's response to changes brought about by the decision to ban the export of unbeneficiated waste plastic, paper 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 following waste materials, which are subject to the export ban:

Plastic
Paper
Cardboard
Tyres

Under Stream 1 the establishment of new recycling infrastructure and equipment will be co-funded and includes, but is not limited to:

improving sorting technology and/or increased capacity for plastic, paper and cardboard products at materials recovery facilities (MRFs)
improving cleaning technology for 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 and stationary processing equipment.
Under Stream 2, innovative trials to address plastic, paper, cardboard and tyres will be co-funded, and include, but are not limited to:

trials that support the reuse of the waste export ban materials listed above
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 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.

Funding available

Grants of between $100,000 and $3 million are available to fund eligible Remanufacture NSW Stream 1 – Infrastructure projects, while Grants of between $50,000 and $1 million will fund eligible Remanufacture NSW Stream 2 – Trial projects.

The following organisations are 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),
a 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) or those with an established legal status, or those without legal status that can have grant funds administered by another organisation with legal status.
Application advisory service
The EPA provides a free application advisory service (AAS) to support eligible applicants to prepare their grant applications. This service is provided by an independent contractor. Through the AAS the EPA may provide up to 8 hours of support to eligible prospective applicants.

For further information about the AAS, refer to the guidelines for applicants.

To apply for assistance, an AAS application form must be submitted to the EPA by 5 pm, 18 February 2022. Please download the form from the EPA website.

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