Waste management and resource recovery is essential to protecting human health and the environment, while contributing significantly to the Australian economy including keeping materials in the economy and out of the environment.
The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) is a business council representing all aspects of the sector including major landfills, transfer stations, resource recovery facilities (including advanced manufacturing), firming power facilities, collection services and secondary reprocessing operations.
NWRIC works to advance Australia’s waste and resource recovery industry. Key to this mission is a commitment to high standards in regard to policy development, industry representation and transparency.
NWRIC members directly employ more than 15,000 Australians, across more than 600 specialty industry prized assets. The Councils state-based affiliate organisations, represent more than 500 additional businesses including international and national companies but importantly, small to medium family-based businesses.
NWRIC makes Pre Budget-Submission to Federal Government advocating against proposed ‘Recycling Tax’.
The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (Council) made this submission for a priority policy change in the 2024-25 Budget process to stop the introduction of a cost recovery for the waste exports licencing scheme. Click here to download the submission
NWRIC engaged Ricardo Energy Environment and Planning to quantify the current level of direct (scope 1), indirect (scope 2), and avoided GHG emissions associated with the waste and recycling sector in Australia. This work will help establish the current waste sector’s...
In March 2020, the Australian, State and Territory Governments, and the Australian Local Government Association, as members of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed that the export of waste of glass, plastic (including processed engineered fuel), tyres...