Draft Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy Released for Public Comment

On 22 November 2022, the Draft Tasmanian Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2022-2025​ was released for public consultation by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Roger Jaensch MP, and the Chair of the inaugural Tasmanian Waste and Resource Recovery Board, the Honourable Pam Allan. 

In developing the Draft Strategy, the Board adopted the Vision of Tasmania – A place where nothing is wasted. The Strategy identifies objectives to divert waste from disposal at landfill facilities, maximise resource recovery, and improve waste management practices in Tasmania. It recognises the work in this space already underway by individuals, communities, businesses and governments across Tasmania, and aims to improve coordination and planning to help position​ Tasmania to take advantage of the global shift towards circular and sustainable economic systems.

The Draft Strategy highlights the need to for us to transition from a traditional approach of taking resources, making and using products, and discarding the waste, to a model where the use and value of materials during and after the life of a product is maximised and a circular economy approach is built into everything we do.

The Board is looking forward to working with the Tasmanian community, businesses and governments across the State to change the way we think about waste, and to work together to value our products and materials, to recover, reuse and recycle as much as possible.

Growing the circular economy is a priority for the Board and the Tasmanian Government, and the Strategy will play a significant role in reducing our waste and emissions, improving our environment, and creating jobs for Tasmanians.

Feedback on the Draft Strategy is welcomed from all stakeholders and the wider Tasmanian community.

Feedback on the Draft Strategy closes on 31 January 2023.

Published on:                       21/11/2022            

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