Territory Stories

Waste management strategy for the Northern Territory 2015-2022

Details:

Title

Waste management strategy for the Northern Territory 2015-2022

Other title

Northern Territory waste management strategy for 2015-2022

Creator

Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2015-07

Description

This Strategy provides a basis for understanding and improving the management of waste across the Northern Territory (the Territory) to reduce the generation of waste, increase rates of resource recovery and to minimise environmental impacts caused by waste. It provides an overarching summary of the waste management issues currently being faced in the Territory.

Notes

Bibliography pages 17-18

Table of contents

Purpose -- Management issues -- Objectives -- Management actions -- Background -- Conclusions on waste management for the Territory -- Further reading -- Summary of NT EPA management actions -- Appendix A: Key waste and resource recovery principles -- Appendix B: Policy and legislation.

Language

English

Subject

Hazardous wastes -- Northern Territory -- Management; Refuse and refuse disposal -- Northern Territory -- Management; Recycling (Waste, etc) -- Government Policy -- Northern Territory

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Format

24 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/260159

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/492222

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/492223

Page content

7 Waste Management Strategy for the Northern Territory 20152022 Forward planning is essential to achieve effective waste management into the future. Improved waste data are required to enable an assessment of the infrastructure needs across the Territory, and to ensure accountability for waste from production through to reuse, recycling or disposal. Planned infrastructure must be environmentally engineered to cater for predicted population growth and industrial waste requirements. Additional capacity to accommodate waste that would result from natural or environmental disasters is needed. Specific infrastructure is required in the Territory to accommodate waste streams requiring specialised treatment prior to disposal, such as clinical waste, oil and other liquid waste. Providing local facilities can stimulate economic opportunity and reduce the additional environmental risks introduced by transporting waste over distances by road and rail. The broader community and industry need guidance on acceptable waste practices and access to opportunities to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills while increasing the reuse of wastes in sustainable ways. Stockpiled waste tyres increase the fire hazard Economic incentives are available through resource recovery