National Senate Inquiry into waste and recycling in Australia
A Senate Committee of the Australian Government, the Environment and Communications References Committee, is undertaking an Inquiry into the waste and recycling industry in Australia.
This includes issues related to landfill, markets for recycled waste and the role of the Australian Government in providing a coherent approach to the management of solid waste.
More than 50 written submissions had been made to the Inquiry and the date for the Committee to report had been extended to 13 June 2018.
The South Australian Government has made a submission that addresses each of the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference and states that the Australian Government should take a stronger coordination role.
Sustainable waste management across Australia requires the resolution of a range of complex issues faced by the industry.
The Australian Government has a critical role to play in addressing matters that cannot readily be tackled by any State acting alone to achieve coherent, efficient and environmentally responsible approaches for solid waste management.
The South Australian Government submission is available as #36.