Queensland calls for input on Energy from Waste policy

The Queensland Government has released a policy discussion paper on its planned Energy-from-Waste policy.

The discussion paper is seeking feedback on how stakeholders see the role and use of EfW technologies in Queensland’s approach to waste management.

This will help to inform a government policy position and the development of the EfW policy. This discussion paper identifies a proposed role for EfW in Queensland and how it could support implementation of the waste strategy.

The discussion paper also outlines a set of proposed principles to help guide EfW developments in a way that ensures human health and the environment are protected, and maintains the integrity of reuse and recycling activities.

Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) CEO Gayle Sloan said WMRR welcomed the release of Queensland’s draft Energy from Waste policy for community consultation.

“WMRR believes Energy from Waste is a vital part of a sustainable waste and resource recovery system, playing a key role in managing residual waste that would have otherwise ended up in landfill.

The discussion paper is open until August 26 and is available here