The local government sector has welcomed a funding announcement that will see $115,000 invested to help divert disposable coffee cups from landfill, and urged the NSW Government to go further.
Local Government and Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced the funding – to coffee cup recycler Closed Loop Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd – to help divert approximately 11 million cups from landfill within a year.
Local Government NSW President Linda Scott said the announcement was great news, and an example of what can be achieved by focusing on recycling in NSW.
“If $115,000 can divert 11 million disposable cups from landfill, imagine what $727 million could do,” Cr Scott said.
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