Statewide waste planning

Victorian Waste Education Strategy

The 10 year Victorian Waste Education Strategy was released on 26 August 2016 – see media release.

Waste planning diagram

The strategy is a key priority of delivering the 30 year Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan.

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Victorian Waste Education Strategy

About the strategy

The strategy provides a consistent and coordinated approach to waste and resource recovery education. It supports best practice programs so that Victorians:

  • are well informed and taking practical action to reduce waste, minimise its environmental impact and maximise its value 
  • understand the importance of effective waste management and recovery of valuable resources. 

Projects to realise strategic directions 

There are 6 strategic directions to guide waste and resource recovery education over the next 10 years (2016 to 2026). A number of SV-led projects are being delivered to realise these:

SV-led projects

Strategic direction

SV and CSIRO Research Report

1. Increase the Victorian community and business perception of waste management as an essential service

Love Food Hate Waste

2. Increase community awareness of waste and support and encourage waste avoidance

Improving Resource Recovery in Local Government

3. Improve resource recovery and reduce contamination

Victorian Litter Plan
Victorian Litter Action Alliance

4. Reduce litter and illegal dumping

ResourceSmart Schools program

5. Support waste and resource recovery education for schools

Waste and Resource Recovery Events Calendar

6. Strengthen Victoria’s waste and resource recovery education capabilities

Delivery partners

The education strategy will be delivered by the waste and resource recovery portfolio over the next five years with Sustainability Victoria leading the delivery and coordination of this work.

Environment Protection Authority Victoria logo Barwon Waste and Resource Recovery Group logo
Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery Group logo Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group logo
Grampians Waste and Resource Recovery Group logo Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group logo
Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group logo North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group logo

Contact

Workshop participants

If you have any questions or would like more information
contact:

Mark Smith, Team Lead (Waste Education)
Ph: +61 (03) 8626 8738
Email: mark.smith@sustainability.vic.gov.au