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SA govt ready to discuss ambitious waste strategy 2020-2025

The South Australian government has set an ambitious target of zero avoidable waste to landfill by 2030 which it believes will drive action during and beyond the lifespan of its proposed draft strategy.

The strategy which is now ready for consultation proposes targets, objectives and actions to continue the government’s efforts to achieve positive environmental outcomes while building the local industry and creating business opportunities locally and overseas.
The government has hast stated that the aim is to support South Australia’s transition to a circular economy and to make the state a national centre for reuse, remanufacturing, recycling and composting.

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.

An ambitious target of zero avoidable waste to landfill by 2030 is set to drive action during and beyond the lifespan of this strategy.
New waste sector targets for 2025 are also proposed:
• Municipal Solid Waste – 75% diversion (increased from 70%)
• Commercial and Industrial Waste – 90% diversion (increased from 80%)
• Construction and Demolition Waste – 95% (increased from 90%).