NEW WASTE STRATEGY
The State Government is looking at a new waste strategy, and it wants the public to have its say. The Waste Authority's paper looks at opportunities to improve WA's waste and recycling performance, which is lagging behind other Australian jurisdictions. One of three key objectives is to increase the amount of waste recycled. In 2014-15, the average Western Australian generated 2623 kilograms of waste - the highest rate of waste generation in Australia per capita and 19 per cent above the national average. An aim set out in the consultation paper is to have 75 per cent of all waste recycled or recovered by 2030. Visit www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au to have your say.