National Waste Policy

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National Waste Policy

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.

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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:

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