The Boomerang Alliance
At Environment Victoria, we believe in team work. That’s why we’ve joined a bunch of other environment groups to work together to make Australia a zero waste leader. We call ourselves the Boomerang Alliance.
We work with business, government and the community to reduce waste across this great country of ours.
The Boomerang Alliance is campaigning for:
- Extended Producer Responsibility for all products that pose a problem
- Waste levies in each state
- Shifting the cost of managing waste to those who make the products
- Developing the systems to help companies take-back their products at the end of their lifecycle
- Providing incentives for waste to be reprocessed locally and for alternative technologies to be used
- Encouraging new markets to grow around environmentally friendly products (including those that are made out of recycled material)
We’ve also developed a National Recycling Initiative: a series of proposals that we think will help the recycling industry secure its future. For instance, with a little bit of financial support, we can create 2,300 direct jobs and a further 5,800 jobs in service and supply to the industry.
We think that’s worth getting excited about!
Get the latest buzz on the Boomerang Alliance below or check out their website
Budget abandons outstanding environment election promises
7 May 2013
Victorians urged to get in quick before solar hot water rebates axed
Friday, 3 May 2013
Environment Victoria has warned Victorians wanting to install solar hot water that they have weeks to act before the State Government abolishes the...more
Merger puts 'fox in hen house'
11 April 2013
Peter Collins, Warrnambool Standard
DSE merger signals risk antiquated approach to environment will continue
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Today Premier Naphine announced the merger of the Department of Sustainability and Environment and the Department of Primary Industry, as...more
Water use soars after heatwave
14 March 2013
Jason Dowling, The Age
The water use records keep tumbling this year, with Melbourne recording another record in the past week.
With temperatures well into the...more
Could this mean the end of the line for the plastic water bottle?
3 March 2013
David Sygall, The Age
Bottled water producers are facing increasing pressure as the product falls from favour among the industry's most loyal buyers....more
Zoo told to dump recycled paper campaign
11 Feb 2013
Tom Arup, The Age
THE state government has intervened in a Zoos Victoria campaign encouraging its visitors to buy sustainably sourced paper...more
Internal fire for Baillieu over green record
27 November 2012
Henrietta Cook, The Age
The daughters of former Victorian Liberal premier and founder of Melbourne's green wedges, Sir Rupert Hamer, have...more
Baillieu government 2 year anniversary an unhappy one for environment - Audit finds environment promises neglected
Monday, 26 November 2012
Environment Victoria has audited the...more
Baillieu challenged to be bold, decisive
25 November 2012
Farrah Tomazin, The Age
Business and community leaders have urged Ted Baillieu to be bolder and more decisive as he passes the halfway mark of...more
I’ve recently taken two groups of North Melbourne residents, including some of our Recycle Now Recycle Champions, to SKM Recycling in Coolaroo to learn more about what happens after we put our household recycling products into the recycling bin.
These field trips, as always, have...more
Volunteering with Environment Victoria since December 2012 has been an interesting and rewarding experience thus far. My background has previously been in farming and the construction industry so the attitudes and objectives of the working environment when compared with an organisation like...more
Spring is a great time to be green, just ask nature. And it’s a great time to be clean. So we thought we’d put two and two together, and hey pesto – it’s a Green Spring Clean!
This month we’ll give you some ideas about how to de-clutter your home the...more
On Wednesday August 15 at Whitten Oval, forty-five students graduated from our Home Planet program with a Certificate I in Active Volunteering, supported by family, friends, community partners and funders.
The evening began with students and supporters sharing stories over rice paper...more
Victorians are proud of their environment. And with good reason too.
Melbourne’s regarded as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Head a couple of hours out of town and you can be on a wild beach on the surf coast or Gippsland, lost in towering old growth forests,...more
- State budget submission 2009–10 |
- Victoria - the Green Jobs State. Seizing the opportunities |
- Victoria: The Green Jobs State - creating a green, prosperous and socially inclusive Victoria |
- Green Jobs Summit - Program |
- Green Jobs Summit - Tony Nicholson, CEO, Brotherhood of St Laurence |
- Building comparative advantage in the low carbon world: Victoria’s clean energy jobs opportunities |
- Increasing Victoria’s competitive advantage in green jobs. Tim Piper, Australian Industry Group |
- Barriers & opportunities through energy efficiency. Paul Murfitt, Moreland Energy Foundation |
- Ensuring that disadvantaged job seekers are involved in the emerging green jobs market. Michael Horn |
- Taking the next steps in greening the manufacturing sector. Julius Roe. National President AMWU |