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National Waste Policy



The 2018 National Waste Policy provides a framework for collective action by businesses, governments, communities and individuals until 2030. The policy identifies five overarching principles underpinning waste management in a circular economy. These include: Avoid waste; Improve resource recovery; Increase use of recycled material and build demand and markets for recycled products; Better manage material flows to benefit human health, the environment and the economy; Improve information to support innovation, guide investment and enable informed consumer decisions. The 2018 National Waste Policy will guide continuing collaboration between all Australian governments, business and industry. It does not remove the need for governments, businesses and industries to implement tailored solutions in response to local and regional circumstances.







Issuer (type)

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (Government)

Instrument type


Disclosure instrument


Geographical scope


Mandatory or voluntary


Text analysis

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    • E focus: conservation, emissions, energy, environment, greenhouse gas, hazardous substances, hazardous waste, oceans, pollution, product stewardship, radioactive waste, recycled material, recycled materials, recycling, resource use, soil, solid waste, waste, waste reuse, water, biodiversity
    • SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 9: Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, SDG 13: Climate Action, SDG 14: Life Below Water, SDG 17: Partnerships to achieve the SDGs
    • Administrative services, Construction, Finance, Management, Manufacturing, Mining, Retail trade