About this document
The National Waste Policy Implementation Report 2012 and 2013 sets out progress against the National Waste Policy’s five-year implementation plan. The National Waste Policy: Less waste, more resources, was agreed by environment ministers in November 2009 and endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments in August 2010. This policy sets a clear direction for Australia as a nation, over a ten year period to 2020, toward producing less waste for disposal and managing waste as a resource to deliver economic, environmental and social benefits.
This Report highlights the significant work being undertaken, both collaboratively and individually, by Australian governments to better manage waste and improve resource recovery.