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South Australia's Waste Strategy 2015-2020

Download the waste strategy here (PDF, 500Kb).

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The Strategy sets out objectives, targets, priorities for action and partnerships, recognising and building on the achievements delivered through previous waste strategies (2005–2010 and 2011–2015).

The Strategy reflects the principles in the Zero Waste SA Act, namely:

  • the waste management hierarchy

  • ecologically sustainable development

  • best practice methods and standards

  • policy development through open dialogue and consultation. 

Strategy objectives

Taking into account the Review’s findings, three objectives have been developed for the Strategy:

  • a resource efficient economy where the best or full value is secured from products and materials produced, consumed and recovered across the State

  • a stable and efficient market for investors through a clear policy framework providing a solid platform for investment decisions

  • a culture enabling the South Australian community, businesses and institutions to continue and strengthen their role in implementing zero waste strategies and programs locally, nationally and internationally. 


South Australia 2015 Waste Summit

South Australia’s waste sector, urban development and business leaders and state and local government representatives recently gathered at the South Australia 2015 Waste Summit to consider reform and innovation for waste management.

The summit, held on 3 March, was convened by the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, the Hon Ian Hunter and jointly hosted by the EPA and Zero Waste SA.

Feedback from the Summit  will inform the directions for Green Industries SA and EPA project priorities and industry consultation, and will be published on the Zero Waste SA and EPA websites.

For further information: http://www.epa.sa.gov.au/files/10893_waste_summit_2015_final.pdf