Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has chaired a roundtable on how waste management could be improved in the state, with key stakeholders sharing their ideas and experiences.
Representatives from industries including packaging, mining, construction, hospitality and beverages took part in the roundtable as well as environmental organisations and local and state government representatives.
The roundtable was established to hear the views of a wide variety of stakeholders on key waste generation and management issues. Their views will inform the state government’s new waste strategy. A consultation paper, which proposes new directions for the waste strategy, was released last month and is open for public comment until March 1, 2018.
“Issues that were addressed included better separation of waste at its source, including food waste in the household, the move towards a circular economy so resources are reused or recirculated in our economy before disposal to landfill and improving the effectiveness of the waste levy,” Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said.
“A collection of ideas and experiences were shared and I look forward to working with industry and government to continue to improve waste management across the state.”
For more information visit the WA Waste Authority.