Have your say on the draft Waste strategy to help build on South Australia's achievements in recycling, resource recovery and transitioning to the circular economy.

What's being decided?

We are seeking feedback on the Evaluation of South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2015-2020 and Draft South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2020-2025: A Vision for a Circular Economy (draft Waste Strategy)

The Draft Waste Strategy consists of two parts:

  • Part 1 - Evaluates progress and achievements in meeting South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2015-2020.
  • Part 2 - Identifies proposed directions for South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2020-2025. 

The strategy proposes targets, objectives and actions to achieve positive environmental outcomes while building the local industry and creating business opportunities locally and overseas. 

New directions are identified for food waste, single-use plastics, regulatory waste reforms, education and behaviour change and supporting market development through infrastructure investment and other measures. 

Our main goal is to support South Australia’s transition to a circular economy to make the state a national centre for reuse, remanufacturing, recycling and composting.

Get involved

To provide your feedback, read the Draft Waste Strategy and Draft Waste Strategy summary and have your say by:

Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by Green Industries SA. Submissions will be treated as public documents unless received in confidence. They may be quoted in full or part in subsequent Green Industries SA reports. If you do not want the public to read your answers, please write ‘confidential’ on your submission.

How can your input influence the decision?

Your feedback will help Green Industries SA develop the final waste strategy which will provide a framework to meet South Australia’s priorities for:

  • Economic growth
  • Employing more people
  • Investment
  • Reducing cost of living
  • Providing better services to the community

You can make an important contribution by suggesting an alternative to any of the initiatives discussed. 

What are the next steps?

Key themes identified from the submissions will be summarised in a publicly available document, along with how input will be considered in finalising the strategy. The final strategy will be released in late 2020 and will be available to view on this site.

Contact details

For general enquiries, please email greenindustries@sa.gov.au or call us on 08 8204 2051 during business hours (9am to 5pm, weekdays).

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 14 August 2020

Related Consultation

Consultation is also underway on Valuing our Food Waste: South Australia’s strategy to reduce and divert household and business food waste. Have your say on this draft strategy and framework of actions to reduce and divert household and business food waste sent landfill.

Upcoming key dates

Fri, 14 Aug 2020 at 5:00 PM

Draft South Australia's Waste Strategy 2020-2025

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