Government agencies and state owned corporations generate many types of waste other than those targeted by the WRAPP, for example:
- hazardous waste
- liquid waste
- food waste
- clinical waste;
- domestic-type wastes generated at schools, railway stations, sports venues etc.
Many of these wastes are already controlled under state and federal regulations (e.g. transport of hazardous wastes) or other NSW Government initiatives such as waste education campaigns. Agencies are encouraged to include management strategies for all types of wastes in their WRAPP plan.
For more information on the wastes not targeted by the WRAPP refer to Waste and Resource Recovery or contact the WRAPP team.
For information on the materials targeted by the Extended Producer Responsibility Priority Statement (other than office paper which is already covered under WRAPP) please visit the websites below:
National Packaging Covenant: Voluntary initiative by government and industry, to reduce the environmental effects of packaging on the environment.
ChemClear: A program for the safe management of unwanted agricultural and veterinary chemicals
Drum Muster: National program for the collection and recycling of crop production and on-farm animal health chemical containers.
Waste Tyres: Australian Government policies and initiatives for a national approach to waste tyres
Electrical and electronic product stewardship strategy: Policies and initiatives for electrical products (Australian Government)
Used oil recycling: How to correctly dispose of used oil, uses for recycled oil and effects that used oil can have on the environment.
Litter: Describes the problems caused by litter and the laws and programs introduced to reduce it.
Mobile Muster: The national recycling program of the mobile phone industry in Australia.
Think Asbestos: A program that links renovators with resources and support services to provide guidance when handling asbestos
Page last updated: 27 February 2011