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Draft Queensland Resource Recovery Industries 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan
The draft Queensland Resource Recovery Industries 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan (the draft roadmap) sets out proposed actions to support industry growth and job creation for the state’s resource recovery industries over the next ten years. The draft roadmap is an action under the draft Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy released in February 2019 which presents a plan for managing w

Local Government Waste Management Reforms Consultation RIS
In late 2017, Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) was engaged to undertake a review of the local government waste management provisions in part 2A of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulation 2011, and chapter 5A of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008, and consider a number of options for addressing issues raised by stakeholders. QTC was engaged to investigate the potential impacts f

Tackling Plastic Waste – Queensland Plastic Pollution Reduction Plan
The Queensland Government is committed to reducing the amount of plastic in and entering the environment. Plastic that is not managed appropriately can have significant environmental, economic, social and human health impacts. The Queensland Government has already taken significant action, including the introduction of a ban on the supply of lightweight plastic shopping bags and the container ref

Energy from Waste Policy Queensland
In July 2019, the Queensland Government released the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy (the Strategy) which seeks to transition Queensland to a zero-waste society, where waste is avoided, reused and recycled to the greatest extent possible. The Strategy commits to the development of an Energy-from-Waste (EfW) Policy. The EfW Policy seeks to: support the vision of the Advance Queensla

Single Use Plastic Items Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement
Local, state and national governments in Australia and around the world have identified that there are significant environmental, community and economic impacts associated with plastic in the environment. Although there is no comprehensive data available on the amount of single use plastic used in Queensland, it is reported that Australians use an estimated 10 million plastic straws per day. The h