Waste and resource recovery is a matter of national importance.
The circular economy is a top priority across the entire waste sector as well as
- All levels of government
- Business and
Of great significance are the value of resources and extending the life of materials.
Now more than ever, communities are making informed decisions about the way items are:
- Purchased, and
- Disposed of
Across the Nation we are moving away from being a single use, disposable society. Instead we are moving toward developing a strong circular economy.
This means ‘waste’ is re-captured and re-circulated in the economy.
Improved waste management has many benefits including:
- A reduction in health and environmental problems, and
- Benefits to the economy
Government organisations are working together to improve waste management. This is at a national, state, regional and local level.
These improvements are being achieved through the following strategies and action plans:
- National Waste Policy 2018
- National Waste Policy Action Plan 2019
- National Plastics Plan 2021
- NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041
- NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy- A Guide to Infrastructure Needs
- NSW Plastic Action Plan 2021
- Western Sydney Regional Litter Plan 2016- 2021
- Western Sydney Regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2017- 2021
These policies, strategies and action plans provide a framework to
- sustainably manage waste
- improve resource recovery and
- to drive the circular economy
To find out more about each of these documents, click on the tabs below.