Victorian Community and Business Waste Education Strategy


Background

The Draft Victorian Community and Business Waste Education Strategy (the Strategy) is a key element in the delivery of the 30 year Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (state infrastructure plan).

The state infrastructure plan provides Victoria with the long term vision and roadmap to guide future planning for waste and resource recovery infrastructure to achieve an integrated system that:

- effectively manages the expected mix and volumes of waste

- reflects the principles of environmental justice to ensure that impacts on the community, environment and public health are not disproportionately felt

- supports a viable resource recovery industry

- reduces the amount of valuable materials going to landfill.

Victoria’s waste and resource recovery system provides services essential to the community to manage waste and material streams. These services are as equally important as infrastructure, roads, water and electricity services that also help maintain the functionality of our communities.

The Strategy will provide a framework to engage and educate the Victorian community about the waste and resource recovery system and infrastructure that supports us.

About the strategy

The Strategy is a Victorian Government waste and resource recovery portfolio strategy, led by Sustainability Victoria (SV) and delivered by a number of portfolio agencies including EPA Victoria and the seven regional Waste and Resource Recovery Groups (WRRGs). It has been developed to:

  • help Victorians avoid waste production, recover more resources from waste (through increased recycling and reducing contamination) and prevent littering and illegal dumping

  • help Victorians understand the importance of waste management as an essential service, including to help build the social licence for the waste and resource recovery sector

  • ensure investments in waste education are based on best practice and evidence.

The Strategy has six strategic directions that will be delivered in partnership with the portfolio agencies and other key stakeholders including industry, local government and the not-for-profit sector.

How was the strategy developed?

In late 2014, SV worked with EPA Victoria and the WRRGs to conduct an initial consultation on priorities and activities to inform the online and face to face consultation. Over 150 participants from state and local government, industry, not for profit, community groups, academics and consultants were involved in this process. Please refer to the stakeholder feedback report for more information.

Based on the consultation findings, SV has worked with the Victorian Government’s waste and resource recovery portfolio agencies to prepare the Strategy that includes priority programs and activities.

Consultation

The draft strategy is open for public consultation from 21 December 2015 to 4 March 2016.

Consultation on the strategy will happen via this website and at face to face workshops to be held across Victoria.

Workshops will be taking place throughout mid-January to February 2016. Further detail about the dates and locations will be available shortly. Please register your interest in attending workshops via the tab below.

When are we seeking feedback?

The Strategy has been developed to align with the state infrastructure plan and its related initiatives. It incorporates feedback and learnings from previous approaches to waste education delivered by the Victorian State Government.

Consultation carried out in 2014 helped shape and inform what is in the draft strategy.

We now invite you to provide feedback on the Strategy from 21 December 2015 to 4 March 2016. Feedback can be provided:

  • Via this website between 21 December 2015 to 4 March 2016
  • One of the following workshops

Friday 12 February Loddon Mallee Region

Thursday 18 February Metropolitan Region*

Friday 19 February Barwon South West and Grampains Central West Region**

Monday 29 February North East and Goulburn Valley Region**

Wednesday 2 March Gippsland Region**

PLEASE NOTE

All workshops will feature an information session about the Victorian Government's Litter Innovation Fund: http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/litterinnovation

*indicates workshop will take place after a Love Food Hate Waste event at City Square to register for this event please email: info@lovefoodhatewaste.vic.gov.au

**indicates workshops will take place after SV consultation on Optimising Kerbside Collection Systems. For more information please visit: http://participate.sustainability.vic.gov.au/kerbside-collections

Consultation will inform how the final Strategy will be implemented, monitored and reported on.

What will happen after consultation?

After this consultation period closes, a feedback report will be produced. This will outline the consultation process on the draft strategy and summarise the feedback received. The draft strategy will then be amended and prepared as a final document.


Note:

  • Waste refers to all solid materials that have been discarded by consumers (including households) or businesses.
  • The Victorian waste management and resource recovery system covers waste reduction and generation, collection and transport, sorting and processing, recycling and reprocessing, export, reuse and disposal.
  • Waste education refers to any programs, projects, activities or approaches that seek to increase awareness, and influence attitudes and behaviours of individuals, households and business.

Background

The Draft Victorian Community and Business Waste Education Strategy (the Strategy) is a key element in the delivery of the 30 year Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (state infrastructure plan).

The state infrastructure plan provides Victoria with the long term vision and roadmap to guide future planning for waste and resource recovery infrastructure to achieve an integrated system that:

- effectively manages the expected mix and volumes of waste

- reflects the principles of environmental justice to ensure that impacts on the community, environment and public health are not disproportionately felt

- supports a viable resource recovery industry

- reduces the amount of valuable materials going to landfill.

Victoria’s waste and resource recovery system provides services essential to the community to manage waste and material streams. These services are as equally important as infrastructure, roads, water and electricity services that also help maintain the functionality of our communities.

The Strategy will provide a framework to engage and educate the Victorian community about the waste and resource recovery system and infrastructure that supports us.

About the strategy

The Strategy is a Victorian Government waste and resource recovery portfolio strategy, led by Sustainability Victoria (SV) and delivered by a number of portfolio agencies including EPA Victoria and the seven regional Waste and Resource Recovery Groups (WRRGs). It has been developed to:

  • help Victorians avoid waste production, recover more resources from waste (through increased recycling and reducing contamination) and prevent littering and illegal dumping

  • help Victorians understand the importance of waste management as an essential service, including to help build the social licence for the waste and resource recovery sector

  • ensure investments in waste education are based on best practice and evidence.

The Strategy has six strategic directions that will be delivered in partnership with the portfolio agencies and other key stakeholders including industry, local government and the not-for-profit sector.

How was the strategy developed?

In late 2014, SV worked with EPA Victoria and the WRRGs to conduct an initial consultation on priorities and activities to inform the online and face to face consultation. Over 150 participants from state and local government, industry, not for profit, community groups, academics and consultants were involved in this process. Please refer to the stakeholder feedback report for more information.

Based on the consultation findings, SV has worked with the Victorian Government’s waste and resource recovery portfolio agencies to prepare the Strategy that includes priority programs and activities.

Consultation

The draft strategy is open for public consultation from 21 December 2015 to 4 March 2016.

Consultation on the strategy will happen via this website and at face to face workshops to be held across Victoria.

Workshops will be taking place throughout mid-January to February 2016. Further detail about the dates and locations will be available shortly. Please register your interest in attending workshops via the tab below.

When are we seeking feedback?

The Strategy has been developed to align with the state infrastructure plan and its related initiatives. It incorporates feedback and learnings from previous approaches to waste education delivered by the Victorian State Government.

Consultation carried out in 2014 helped shape and inform what is in the draft strategy.

We now invite you to provide feedback on the Strategy from 21 December 2015 to 4 March 2016. Feedback can be provided:

  • Via this website between 21 December 2015 to 4 March 2016
  • One of the following workshops

Friday 12 February Loddon Mallee Region

Thursday 18 February Metropolitan Region*

Friday 19 February Barwon South West and Grampains Central West Region**

Monday 29 February North East and Goulburn Valley Region**

Wednesday 2 March Gippsland Region**

PLEASE NOTE

All workshops will feature an information session about the Victorian Government's Litter Innovation Fund: http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/litterinnovation

*indicates workshop will take place after a Love Food Hate Waste event at City Square to register for this event please email: info@lovefoodhatewaste.vic.gov.au

**indicates workshops will take place after SV consultation on Optimising Kerbside Collection Systems. For more information please visit: http://participate.sustainability.vic.gov.au/kerbside-collections

Consultation will inform how the final Strategy will be implemented, monitored and reported on.

What will happen after consultation?

After this consultation period closes, a feedback report will be produced. This will outline the consultation process on the draft strategy and summarise the feedback received. The draft strategy will then be amended and prepared as a final document.


Note:

  • Waste refers to all solid materials that have been discarded by consumers (including households) or businesses.
  • The Victorian waste management and resource recovery system covers waste reduction and generation, collection and transport, sorting and processing, recycling and reprocessing, export, reuse and disposal.
  • Waste education refers to any programs, projects, activities or approaches that seek to increase awareness, and influence attitudes and behaviours of individuals, households and business.

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    Consultation on draft Victorian Community and Business Waste Education Strategy

    What are we seeking feedback on?

    The Strategy has been developed to align with the state infrastructure plan and its related initiatives, and incorporates feedback and learnings from previous approaches to waste education delivered by the Victorian State Government.

    We invite you to provide feedback on the Strategy from 21 December 2015 to 4 March 2016. Feedback can be provided:

    • Via this website between 21 December 2015 to 4 March 2016

    • By attending a workshop in between mid-January 2016 throughout February 2016. Workshop dates will be updated on this website in early January 2016.

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    What are we seeking feedback on?

    The Strategy has been developed to align with the state infrastructure plan and its related initiatives, and incorporates feedback and learnings from previous approaches to waste education delivered by the Victorian State Government.

    We invite you to provide feedback on the Strategy from 21 December 2015 to 4 March 2016. Feedback can be provided:

    • Via this website between 21 December 2015 to 4 March 2016

    • By attending a workshop in between mid-January 2016 throughout February 2016. Workshop dates will be updated on this website in early January 2016.

    Online consultation is seeking feedback on:

    - Roles and responsibilities

    - Principles

    - Additional feedback you may have

    Face to face consultation will seek more specific feedback on the strategic directions, implementation and performance measures of the Strategy.



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