Waste

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  • Environment
  • Jobs & Economy

Policy

Significantly reduce Australia's waste production, and increase its recycling and energy recovery through a circular economy.

Policy Methods (Federal & State)

To help achieve this Sustainable Australia Party will:

  • Achieving better product design and standards to reduce materials usage, and improve warranties, longevity, repairability, re-usability and recycling capacity.

"At least $10bn (£7.9bn) worth of gold, platinum and other precious metals are dumped every year in the growing mountain of electronic waste that is polluting the planet..." The Guardian

  • Establishing a national 'sustainable design and development' centre of excellence, with public-private partnership funding.
  • Supporting major community centres dedicated to the repair, re-sale and responsible recycling of electronic waste and household goods.
  • Providing widely available container deposit schemes.
  • Adopting a national battery recycling scheme.
  • Lower¬†population growth.

"Until recently, the landfill site, located in a quarry, was receiving about 500,000 tonnes of rubbish a year...within the next decade it will receive 1 million tonnes of rubbish a year." The Age


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