Waste not, want not - Discussion paper consultation

2020 public consultation on the Waste not, want not: valuing waste as a resource discussion paper.
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In 2020, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation called for public comments on a Waste not, want not: Valuing waste as a resource discussion paper.

The discussion paper sought feedback on the proposed legislative framework for waste-derived materials. The reforms aim to provide greater certainty about when materials derived from waste, and applied to land in large quantities, will cease to trigger licensing and levy obligations. 

Implementation of the legislative framework will support the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 (PDF) by encouraging use of waste-derived materials to build confidence in recycled products, increase their demand and develop relevant markets while protecting the environment.

Consultation on the discussion paper is closed.

The consultation period ran from Friday, 25 September to Friday, 18 December 2020 (12 weeks).

Our response to comments on the discussion paper is provided in the Consultation summary report. You can also view the consultation submissions received.

We thank all respondents to this consultation.

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The discussion paper builds on the Waste not, want not: Valuing waste as a resource issues paper, released in June 2019. The issues paper sought comments on the preferred legislative framework for Western Australia and the discussion paper was the next step in developing the framework. We have also published a Consultation summary report for the issues paper. 

Please direct any queries relating to the legislative framework for waste-derived materials to wastereform@dwer.wa.gov.au.