With the most ambitious waste management targets in Australia and an increasing rate of waste generation per capita, the ACT's two-year, ACT Waste Feasibility Study was established in mid-2015 to investigate how best to reduce waste generation, maximise resource recovery, minimise littering and illegal dumping, and achieve a carbon-neutral waste sector.
Improved education, waste services, infrastructure, market development and regulation are part of a suite of areas being explored in the study.
The ACT Government is committed to working closely with the community and businesses to provide innovative waste management solutions for the future. For information on ongoing consultation as part of the study, or to get involved visit our get involved page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ACT Government will consider the ACT Waste Feasibility Study's recommendations in mid-2017.
Goal: The ACT leads innovation to achieve full resource recovery and a carbon neutral waste sector.
|Outcomes||1. Less waste generated||2. Full resource recovery||3. A clean environment||4. Carbon-neutral waste sector|
The rate of resource recovery increases: |
- over 80% by 2015.
- over 85% by 2020.
- over 90% by 2025.