Outcome 2: Sustainable environment
Improved capacity of Australian communities and industry to protect the environment by promoting waste reduction and regulating hazardous substances, wastes, pollutants, ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases
At a glance
- 2 983 fuel samples from across Australia were tested in 2010–11 against the requirements of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.
- 64 signatories to FluoroCycle, a voluntary scheme to reduce the amount of mercury entering the environment from the disposal of mercury-containing lighting.
- Pollution emission and transfer data for over 4 200 reporting facilities published on the National Pollutant Inventory website.
- The Product Stewardship Act 2011 was passed by parliament on 22 June 2011. It establishes a national framework for the effective management of the environmental, health and safety impacts of products and materials such as televisions and computers.
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