The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) is producing a series of industry specific guidelines to provide external stakeholders further information on how the department carries out its regulatory functions under Part V Division 3 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
The department has released its first guideline in this series - a draft Guildeline: Better practice composting in collaboration with the Western Australian branch of the Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA WA). The guideline sets out the department's information requirements for the composting industry and how regulation under Part V of the EP Act will achieve the objectives of the Waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy 2030.
The consultation period is now open and will run until 25 November 2020.
To have your say, visit the department's website for more information by following this link.
Standing Committee Inquiry into Australia’s Waste Management and Recycling Industries
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources has commenced an inquiry into Australia’s Waste Management and Recycling Industries. The inquiry will focus on opportunities presented by waste materials, including energy production, innovative recycling approaches and export opportunities, and will also consider current impediments to innovation.
The Committee invites submissions from interested individuals and organisations addressing the terms of reference (here). Submissions can be lodged online via the Committee’s website or emailed directly to the Committee Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should be lodged by 31 January 2020.