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A submission to the review of the draft Tasmanian waste and resource recovery strategy


Peterson, C and Primo Perez, C and Elliott, C and Flies, E and Vince, JZ and Wickham, M and Gill, M and Zwart, R and Hyslop, S, A submission to the review of the draft Tasmanian waste and resource recovery strategy, Review, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia, 30 January 2023, pp. 1-6. (2023) [Report of Restricted Access]

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As one of only two certified carbon neutral Australian universities under the Commonwealth Climate Active program, the University of Tasmania is pleased to offer this submission to the review of the draft Tasmanian Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy (the Strategy). For over a decade, the University has been working to reduce waste to landfill and invest in circular economy and looks forward to working with the new Waste and Resource Recovery Board and broader community in its implementation. We do not view 'waste' management as a collection and disposal issue, and we support reframing this challenge to rethink and revalue materials. In fact, the linear waste model is a relatively recent narrative, within the last 70 years, and the circular economy model has been supported within and outside the University for far longer. Thus, this submission starts with an overview of our approach and includes many examples of University actions, including infrastructure, services, systems, and processes throughout the submission that may prove useful in further refinement of the Strategy.

Item Details

Item Type:Report of Restricted Access
Keywords:waste and resource recovery strategy, Tasmania, plastics, pollution, sustainability, SDGs
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Australian government and politics
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Water and waste services
Objective Field:Waste management services
UTAS Author:Peterson, C (Mr Corey Peterson)
UTAS Author:Primo Perez, C (Dr Carmen Primo Perez)
UTAS Author:Elliott, C (Dr Catherine Elliott)
UTAS Author:Flies, E (Dr Emily Flies)
UTAS Author:Vince, JZ (Associate Professor Joanna Vince)
UTAS Author:Wickham, M (Dr Mark Wickham)
UTAS Author:Gill, M (Ms Mary Gill)
UTAS Author:Zwart, R (Mrs Rowena Zwart)
UTAS Author:Hyslop, S (Ms Sarah Hyslop)
ID Code:155340
Year Published:2023
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2023-02-14
Last Modified:2023-02-14

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