Less waste, more resources
National Waste Policy: Less Waste, More Resources
The National Waste Policy sets a clear direction for Australia for the next 10 years and will update and integrate Australia? policy and regulatory framework.
The National Waste Policy Implementation Plan was endorsed by the Environment Protection and Heritage Council on 5 July 2010. The implementation plan identifies priority initiatives and milestones, presents the governance arrangements that will support the Environment Protection and Heritage Council and sets out how progress will be tracked and performance monitored.
The implementation plan will be regularly updated as initiatives are scoped, consultation occurs, initiatives are completed and new work is agreed.
National Waste Policy Working Groups
In July 2010 eight working groups were established in order to achieve commitments outlined in the National Waste Policy Implementation Plan.
- More about the Working Groups - terms of reference, contact details
Released on 4 November 2010, the Status Report on National Waste Policy implementation provides a snapshot of progress against the 2010 milestones set out in the National Waste Policy Implementation Plan (as at 14 October 2010) and an update on the remaining strategies which have longer term milestones.
National Waste Policy Implementation Report 2011
The National Waste Policy Implementation Report 2011 outlines progress against the 2010 and 2011 milestones set out in the National Waste Policy Implementation Plan (as at 14 October 2010). The results showcase the clear benefits of a collaborative approach across government and industry.
National Waste Report 2010
Launched in May 2010, the National Waste Report 2010 presents key information on waste management and resource recovery and draws on a range of published sources, commissioned research and information from states and territories.
As well as presenting national, state and territory waste data, the report discusses: the costs and impacts of landfill; recycling; hazardous waste; organic waste and litter; and describes how we managed waste in the past, our current arrangements and emerging issues and trends.
National Waste Overview 2009
National Waste Overview 2009 provides a summary of key facts and figures on waste and recycling in Australia
National Waste Policy publications and resources
Australian Capital Territory
Department of Territory and Municipal Services
New South Wales
Department of Environment and Climate Change
Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability
Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts
Department of Environment
Zero Waste SA
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Department of Sustainability and Environment