Briefing paper
Description

This paper provides an overview of the Environment Legislation Amendment (Circular Economy and Other Matters) Bill 2022 by exploring Victoria’s transition to a circular economy and recent legislative changes to the waste and recycling sector.

As the Bill introduces a new waste to energy (WTE) scheme, the advantages and disadvantages of thermal WTE technologies and political party responses are also considered. Finally, Australia’s international waste-obligations and relevant legislation and waste sector developments in other Australian jurisdictions are also summarised.

Related Information

The circular economy: an explainer https://apo.org.au/node/198946

Publication Details
DOI:
10.25916/2cj6-0e46
License type:
CC BY-NC-ND
Access Rights Type:
open
Series:
Bill Brief 5/2022