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
Organics Recycling in Australia - Industry Statistics 2011
Organics Recycling in Australia - Industry Statistics 2011 collates national and jurisdictional organics recycling data for 2010–11, including the composition of organic material and the types of recycled products sold
Hazardous Waste Data Assessment
Hazardous Waste Data Assessment provides a compilation of available data and information on hazardous waste volumes in Australia.
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