Response to the New South Wales 20 Year Waste Strategy Issues Paper 

Submission to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering welcomes the opportunity to respond to the issues paper ‘Cleaning Up Our Act: The Future for Waste and Resource Recovery in NSW” to help shape the development of the 20-Year Waste Strategy.

ATSE is currently undertaking a major project investigating the readiness of the Australian waste management and resource recovery sector to adapt, adopt, or develop technologies that will enable it to meet key challenges it will face in the decade to 2030:

  • Transition to waste as a resource
  • Domestic capacity to process core waste, and
  • Emerging waste streams

The project is focused on the opportunities presented by waste materials, and innovative solutions to these challenges.