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Waste Management and Resource Recovery Act 2016.

Country/Territory
Australia
Territorial subdivision
Australian Capital Territory
Document type
Legislation
Date
2016 (2018)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to provide for the minimisation of waste, the recovery, recycling and re use of resources, and for other purposes.
Subject
Environment gen., Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Waste management Recycling/reuse Waste prevention Environmental planning Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Polluter pays principle Waste disposal
Geographical area
Oceania
Abstract

This Act, consisting of 128 sections divided into 18 Parts and completed by one Schedule, aims to provide for the minimisation of waste, the recovery, recycling and re use of resources. The objects of this Act are to: (a) manage waste according to the following hierarchy: (i) minimise the generation of waste; (ii) maximise the recovery and re-use of resources; (iii) minimise the amount of waste that goes to landfill; (b) support innovation and investment in waste management; (c) promote responsi

Full text
English
Website
www6.austlii.edu.au

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Waste Management and Resource Recovery Regulation 2017.

Legislation | Australia | 2017 (2018)

Keyword: Waste management, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Environmental planning, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Polluter pays principle, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX