Less waste, more resources
The National Waste Policy heralds a new, coherent, efficient and environmentally responsible approach to waste management in Australia. The policy, agreed by all Australian environment ministers in November 2009, sets Australia's waste management and resource recovery direction to 2020.
- About the policy - aims, key areas, priority strategies
- Key documents
- What's happening - implementation of the policy
- Product stewardship
- National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme
Sustainable procurement in the Australian Government report 2013
The Sustainable Procurement in the Australian Government Report 2013 describes the Australian Government's overarching procurement framework and the role of sustainability within procurement, including key environmental and social policies.
A study into commercial and industrial (C&I) waste and recycling in Australia by industry division
This study compiled data on waste and recycling performance
About the policy
The National Waste Policy sets the direction for Australia over the next 10 years to produce less waste for disposal and manage waste as a resource to deliver economic, environmental and social benefits.
The National Waste Policy establishes a comprehensive work program for national coordinated action on waste across six key areas:
- Reducing hazard and risk
- Tailoring solutions
- Providing the evidence
- Taking responsibility
- Improving the market
- Pursuing sustainability