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Economic and environmental opportunities from improved resource efficiency in Australian industry

Curtin University of Technology
Department of the Environment and Heritage, February 2006

About the document

This report has been compiled by the Centre of Excellence in Cleaner Production (CECP) at Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, to provide background information for the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH) to assist with the preparation of its submission to the Productivity Commission (PC) Inquiry into Waste Generation and Resource Efficiency. The report examines the experiences of businesses and other organisations in applying resource efficiency concepts, and assesses the potential productivity benefits from their more widespread and vigorous promotion and application, as well as barriers to, and policy options for, the realisation of these potential benefits.

This report was prepared on the basis of information available in academic and professional literature and from policy initiatives and programs of State and national governments and international agencies. It is further informed by the extensive first hand experience of the authors in developing and implementing resource efficiency in businesses, in Australia and abroad.

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