Better Practice

Better Practice is one of five key principles in the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030.  The waste strategy commits to pursue better practice approaches in waste management that takes into account the full costs, benefits and impacts of waste management decisions.

The waste strategy informs priorities for developing better practice approaches to waste and recycling services.

Better practice will be outcome-focussed, evidence-based, informed by performance achieved in other jurisdictions, developed in consultation with key stakeholders, and set out in guidelines that are framed to reflect the varying resources and capacities of the users of those guidelines. Western Australian’s will stay abreast of national and international best practice and responsibly measure, evaluate and benchmark our own performance against it.

Better practice guidelines will inform stakeholders, such as waste managers and local governments, about preferred systems to achieve the targets in the waste strategy. Local government waste plans will have regard to better practice guidelines published or referenced by the Waste Authority.

When better practice waste management is promoted by state government, stakeholders will adjust practices to meet or exceed this new benchmark.

The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery 2030 Action Plan contains specific actions, timelines, lead responsibilities and collaborations that will be progressed to achieve the objectives of the waste strategy, including better practice priorities.