Ongoing Consultations

Management of PFOS/FPAS – The industry response

PFOS/PFAS is an important emerging persistent organic pollutant listed under the Stockholm Convention. The waste and recycling industry supports a risk based, precautionary principal approach to the management of PFOS/PFAS in water.

Unnecessary Interstate waste transport – Peter Lyons Inquiry in Queensland

The NWRIC has proposed ‘levy portability’ as a solution to unnecessary interstate waste transport.

Energy recovery – The NSW EfW Inquiry

Key to improving Australia’s waste management services is good planning, with development needed in line with the waste hierarchy.

Read more in the NWRIC’s submission here.

Food waste reduction – Anaerobic digesters for food waste

In response to the national food waste strategy, the NWRIC has written on the potential for anaerobic digesters to help turn a waste into a resource.

Read more in the NWRIC’s submission here.

Emissions Reduction Fund – Crediting Period Review

The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council submit that without crediting period extension for landfill gas contracts under the Emissions Reduction Fund, the quality of Australia’s landfill gas assets will decline to a regulatory baseline.

Read more in the NWRIC’s submission here.

Gold Coast City – Local Law No 20 (Waste Management) 2017

The NWRIC took the opportunity to offers its views on Local Law No 20 (Waste Management) 2017 – proposed by Gold Coast City.

The Council expressed concern that the proposed law extends well beyond servicing residential domestic kerbside collection – where we recognise that aggregated services can provide benefit – into commercial waste collection.

While economies of scale have provided benefit for residential kerbside collection systems, the extensive experience of industry indicate this approach does not offer the same benefit in commercial collection markets.

It is our experience that commercial businesses are best served by competitive waste services – where competitive pricing, flexible collection systems, more recycling and up to date innovation are combined to offer the best consumer service possible.

Read the full NWRIC submission – Local Law No 20 (Waste Management) 2017 

Commonwealth Climate Change Review

The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) took the opportunity to comment on the current Review of climate change policies – Discussion Paper

Read the full NWRIC submission – Climate Change Policies Review Submission 2017.