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Organics Market Development Strategy

Prepared by Meinhardt (VIC) PTY LTD and EC Sustainable Environment Consultants
In association with Environment Resource Management (QLD) PTY LTD
Environment Australia, November 1999


Executive Summary

The Organics Information Reference Site and Market Development Strategy is an initiative of the Waste Management Awareness Program (WMAP) prepared for Environment Australia in support of the ANZECC Green and Organic Waste Strategy for Australia. This project consists of two separate reports; this Executive Summary summarises the Organics Market Development Strategy report only.

Organic waste represents a high proportion of the total waste stream and minimisation is imperative to achieve the national waste reduction target of 50%. Environment Australia identified a number of areas in the recycled organics (RO) industry requiring development to assist in organic waste management. This project investigated two, viz.:

A national stakeholder consultation process was conducted through surveys, meetings and discussions to provide opportunities for stakeholders in the RO industry to contribute to the project development. The draft report was also made available for public comment prior to finalisation of the project; comments received were reviewed and, where appropriate, included in the final report.


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