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Queensland councils vote for zero waste to landfill by 2028

News Release

Friday, 27 April 2018

Queensland councils have committed to a zero waste to landfill strategy by the year 2028.

A meeting of the Local Government Association of Queensland 16 elected member Policy Executive today voted on the action, on behalf of all 77 councils.

In Brisbane, LGAQ President, Cr Mark Jamieson said councils are committed to ensuring Queensland is a world leader in waste management.

“We support the State Government’s recent commitment to consider zero waste and waste to energy strategies. Our aim is to eventually close landfills altogether,” he said.

The resolution comes as Environment Ministers meet today to address the recycling crisis facing Australia, in the wake of China’s crackdown on accepting foreign waste.

LGAQ Policy Executive members today voted to support the following:

  • Queensland councils commit to making Queensland a global leader in creating a circular economy for waste management that will be good for our children, our children’s children, and generations to come.
  • Queensland councils commit to a ‘zero waste to landfill’ target by 2028 for Queensland, underpinned by nation-leading Waste to Energy solutions.  
  • Queensland councils oppose a waste levy on domestic / municipal solid waste.
  • Queensland councils do not support the expansion of the local government areas subject to the levy applied in 2011/12.
  • Queensland councils support ALL waste levy proceeds going to either councils for zero waste, waste to energy, or circular economy initiatives; or to the recycling industry to directly target problem waste streams.

 

For more information please contact:

Kim Skubris
Acting Media Executive
0419 748 235

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


 

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