ECO-Buy and the National Waste Policy

ECO-Buy has recently been engaged by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC) as part of the implementation of the National Waste Policy: Less Waste, More Resources.  The Policy covers all levels of government in Australia, and its aims include waste avoidance and reduction, and optimising the use of waste as a resource.

The National Waste Policy also establishes a priority for governments to adopt sustainable procurement principles and practices within their own operations, and to facilitate this ECO-Buy is developing a sustainable procurement toolkit for Australian Government agencies.  The project involves extensive consultation with procurement professionals, major suppliers and industry groups and development of a suite of resources which will then be reviewed by users prior to launch in the 2012-13 financial year.  
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For more information on the National Waste Policy visit http://www.environment.gov.au/wastepolicy/resources.html