Publication of National Waste Report 2010 Evaluation Workshops study

Tuesday, 13 March, 2012

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has released the ‘National Waste Report 2010 Evaluation Workshops’ study.

The National Waste Report 2010’ was launched by the Environment Protection and Heritage Council on 7 May 2010. The report was written in parallel with the development of the ‘National Waste Policy: Less Waste, More Resources and provided part of the evidence base for the policy. The report is intended to assist government, businesses and the community to make sound policies and decisions, and help individuals to contribute to waste minimisation in meaningful and achievable ways.

The development and publication of triennial National Waste Reports is an integral component of Strategy 16 of the National Waste Policy. These reports, covering current and future trends in waste and recovery, will be developed and published by the Australian Government in collaboration with state and territory governments. The next report is due for release in 2013.

The National Waste Report 2010 Evaluation Workshops study is the result of a stakeholder evaluation of the National Waste Report 2010. This evaluation was designed to inform the development of the 2013 and subsequent National Waste Reports.

The evaluation sought to understand what data and information are most useful for National Waste Report readers, as well as who has been using the National Waste Report and how it is being used. It sought suggestions for future reports, and background information on sector challenges, from as wide a cross-section of stakeholders as possible.

This report presents the findings of 10 face-to-face evaluation workshops conducted collaboratively with local, state and territory governments and the Australian Government. These were held across Australia between August and November 2010, with the results being compiled and assessed in 2011.

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