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Seven ways to tackle waste

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July 12, 2017

The Heathcote region''s waste and recycling needs have been addressed in a 10-year plan by the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group.

THE LODDON Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group has released its plan to address the region’s waste and recycling needs over the next decade and beyond.

The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan outlines how the region’s waste will be managed, in what way resource recovery will be maximised, focuses on the region’s infrastructure needs and how these will be met over the next 10 years.

It focuses on seven priority areas.

•Improving the operation and management of waste and resource recovery infrastructure.

•Engaging with the community and business about reducing, reusing and recycling materials to reduce waste generation.

•Improving data collection and its use to inform improved planning for waste and resource recovery services and infrastructure.

•Informing and encouraging the development of markets and technology for reuse and reprocessing of materials, to increase productivity, jobs and environmental benefits.

•Encouraging innovative and effective public and private initiatives, investments and partnerships in waste and resource recovery infrastructure.

•Supporting appropriate land use planning protection of waste and resource recovery facilities.

•Taking a risk-based approach to the management of closed landfills.

To read the plan, visit http://lmwrrg.vic.gov.au/publications/implementation-plan/

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