Public Consultation on Draft Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy
*** Consultation period extended until 24 February 2023 ***
The Draft Tasmanian Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2022-2025 has now been released for public consultation. Feedback on the Draft Strategy is welcomed from all stakeholders and the wider Tasmanian community.
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.
There are significant opportunities for Tasmania to greatly improve its performance with products and materials to avoid waste and improve resource recovery outcomes in line with the waste hierarchy; where the most preferred option is avoiding waste and the least preferred option is disposal to landfill. The Strategy is founded upon circular economy principles where the use and value of materials during and after the life of a product is maximised. The Strategy builds on the 2019 Waste Action Plan and the significant investments made in the resource recovery sector by the Tasmanian Government in recent years. This includes boosting the recycling and recovery of plastics, organic waste and tyres, its intention to roll out a Container Refund Scheme in 2023-24 and the phase out problematic single-use plastics by 2025.
A copy of the Draft Strategy is available for download.
The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing opportunities for community involvement in the development of Government policy and the Tasmanian Waste and Resource Recovery Board is seeking your input on this Draft Tasmanian Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy.
All written submissions on the Waste Strategy must be received by Friday 24 February 2023.
Submissions can be sent to:
Mail: GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on this website.
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