Discussion paper: Draft National Waste Policy Framework - less waste more resources
The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts released a discussion paper: Draft National Waste Policy Framework - less waste more resources for public comment on 8 July 2009.
The draft Framework includes aims, a vision, principles, themes and key directions for change. These themes, key directions for change and their underlying principles encompass the views put forward by participants during the consultation process.
Comments closed on 31 July 2009 and the Department received over 60 comments.
The Waste Policy Taskforce would like to thank all those who provided comment on the draft Framework.
- Download discussion paper as PDF - Draft National Waste Policy Framework - less waste, more resources (PDF - 159KB)
- Download discussion paper as RTF - Draft National Waste Policy Framework - less waste, more resources (RTF - 387KB)
The discussion paper Draft National Waste Policy Framework - less waste more resources was amended on 17 July by revising section 6.5.3 Pursuing sustainability on page 17 paragraph 1 to:
- Correct the 2006-07 figure for the approximate amount of organic waste per annum landfilled from "21 million tonnes" to "10.5 million tonnes (and changing the figure representing the proportion of total waste disposed that is organic waste from 51 per cent to 50 percent);
- Update the methane emissions from solid waste dispsed in landfill from the 2006 figure of "13.2" million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent to the 2007 figure of "11.1" million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent; and
- Include additional information on the greenhouse gas emission trends for the waste sector "Estimated emissions from solid waste disposal decreased by 3.8 Mt (25.5 per cent) during the period 1990-2007 reflecting changing patterns of disposal, particularly higher rates of recycling, and from an increase in methane recovery.