The WMRR has called for 50% of the $727m collected in waste levy funds to be reinvested in recycling © Fairfax Media/Getty Images
The WMRR has called for 50% of the $727m collected in waste levy funds to be reinvested in recycling © Fairfax Media/Getty Images

NSW public procurement should include recycling criteria

The public sector in New South Wales has been urged to invest in the development of a circular economy and to mandate the use of recycled content in procurement policies.

Gayle Sloan, chief executive of Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association Australia (WMRR), an industry body, has called on NSW governments to increase funding of recycling efforts and to promote sustainable procurement.

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