Victorian waste education strategy

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Waste planning diagramThe 10-year Victorian Waste Education Strategy was released on 26 August 2016. The strategy is a key priority of delivering the 30-year Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan.

The 2018 Victorian Waste Education Conference for educators delivering waste/recycling and litter programs, will be held in Bendigo – Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 October.

Details and registration

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.

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Cover - Victorian Waste Education Strategy August 2016

Victorian waste education strategy

The strategy provides a consistent and coordinated approach to waste and resource recovery education.

Projects to realise strategic directions

There are six 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.

Strategic direction SV-led project

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

Engaging communities on waste: SV and CSIRO Research Report

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

Love Food Hate Waste

3. Improve resource recovery and reduce contamination

Improving Resource Recovery in Local Government

4. Reduce litter and illegal dumping

Victorian Litter Plan

Victorian Litter Action Alliance

5. Support waste and resource recovery education for schools

ResourceSmart Schools

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

Victorian Waste Education Conference


Waste Education Grants

The Waste Education Grants include three separate streams of funding.

  1. Improving Resource Recovery grants
    This program will support local governments to deliver waste education programs targeting contamination and / resource recovery in kerbside services.
  2. Love Food Hate Waste Local Engagement Support Grants
    Love Food Hate Waste Local Engagement Support grants program will support delivery of food waste avoidance activities, providing an opportunity for SV to support localised implementation of its successful Love Food, Hate Waste statewide education campaign.
  3. Litter and Illegal Dumping grants
    The Litter and Illegal Dumping grants program will support delivery of the Victorian Litter Plan and tackle Victoria's key statewide litter issues (Strategic Direction 4 of the Strategy).

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

Want to know more? Get in touch with:

Ki Halstead

Waste Education Strategy Lead

+61 3 8626 8710

ki.halstead@sustainability.vic.gov.au