“Providing a third bin for organic waste is an excellent example of source separation, and it is the best way to recover valuable, clean organic material that can be put to the most sustainable uses.
“The Greens Parliamentary Agreement with the Labor Party calls on it to conduct a trial of organic waste collection, and we are renewing that call in the context of the Government’s new strategy.
In her submission on the Government’s draft waste strategy, Caroline Le Couteur also argues that:
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— The strategy needs to adopt further initiatives for the commercial sector to ensure a higher recovery rate of source separated materials.
— The Government should introduce public place recycling to maximize the recovery of source separated recyclables from town centres/events.
— The strategy needs to address the issues of toxic wastes, such as light globes and batteries, and provide convenient drop off points
— The strategy should consider windrow composting instead of focusing on expensive technologies that can not provide the same environmental benefits.