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Cleaning Up Our Act

The Future for Waste and Recycling in NSW

We are seeking your feedback on the Cleaning Up Our Act: The Future for Waste and Resource Recovery in NSW issues paper.

The issues paper sets out the case for action and outlines a range of options that could support the shift towards a circular economy.

Your views on the options that could support the shift towards a circular economy are highly valued and will inform the development of the 20-Year Waste Strategy.

If you would like to provide feedback by email, send your submission to 20YWS@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

1. Do you agree that it is important to transition New South Wales into a circular economy, supported by waste and resource recovery services that are sustainable, reliable and affordable?
2. Where do you think the New South Wales government should prioritise efforts in improving recycling and resource recovery?

Choose all that apply

Direction 1: Generate less waste

Option 1.1 State-wide targets

Option 1.2 Designing out waste

Option 1.3 Awareness and behavioural change

Option 1.4 Targets for government agencies

Option 1.5 Regulatory safeguards

Direction 2: Improve collection and sorting

Option 2.1 Recovering food and garden organics

Option 2.2 Standardise collection systems for households and businesses

Option 2.3 Network-based waste drop-off centres

Option 2.4 Waste benchmarks for the commercial sector

Option 2.5 Innovation and ‘waste-tech’

Option 2.6 Joint local council procurement

Option 2.7 Combining commercial and industrial waste collection services

Direction 3: Plan for future infrastructure

Option 3.1 Long-term waste and resource recovery infrastructure needs

Option 3.2 Place-based developments

Option 3.3 Making it easier to do business

Option 3.4 Innovative financing models

Direction 4: Create markets

Option 4.1 Recycled content in government procurement

Option 4.2 Standards for recycled content and materials

Option 4.3 Match suppliers with markets

Option 4.4 Best-practice regulatory environment for energy from waste projects

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