It’s no secret that the world is facing an existential threat due to the increasing amount of waste polluting the land and waterways. Over the last couple of decades, the “great Pacific garbage patch” – a floating island of garbage three times bigger than France – has built up. In a bid to bring the global waste crisis under control, developed nations like Australia are coming up with robust plans to become more sustainable. Vik Bansal, the CEO of Cleanaway, recently explained how Australia plans to become more sustainable. Cleanaway is an industry-leading waste management enterprise in the country.
Revamping the waste management sector
According to Vik Bansal, the government of Australia had launched a robust initiative to revamp the waste management sector in the country. This initiative involves starting the Recycling Modernization Fund, a grant program to aid the waste management companies to invest in newer recycling technology and increase the capacity of waste they can process. It’s expected that the fund would make it possible for the country’s waste management enterprises to recycle much of the 70 million tons of waste it produces each year.
This exceptional business leader said that Australia’s government had also identified poor waste disposal practices by the public as a significant contributor to its waste recycling challenge. Many people in the country mix all their waste in one bag, which leads to contamination. Bansal not that the government was starting a public education program to teach its citizen how to separate their waste to avoid waste contamination and enable easy recycling.
About Vik Bansal
The Cleanaway CEO started his business leadership career by taking senior management roles at One Steel Limited and Eaton Corporation. He went on to take the Group President for the Asia Pacific and President of Global Engineered Products at Nebraska’s Valmont Industries before becoming its CEO. From here, Vik Bansal moved to Australia to join Cleanaway.
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