The Victorian Government has released its first issues paper on the development of its future Circular Economy Policy, calling for public input on its design and development.
The circular economy policy will identify fundamental longer term improvements regarding how Victorians use resources and manage waste generated by a growing population.
The policy will outline the Victorian Government’s vision for how materials are used and managed throughout the economy and provide long-term direction and certainty for Victorian businesses, and will establish goals for the Victorian waste and resource recovery system so that it effectively supports a circular economy.
It will also clarify the role of waste to energy technologies in that system.
A 10-year action plan will outline how the Victorian Government will work with businesses and community to deliver the policy’s vision and goals.
The policy will focus on Victoria’s material use and complement existing Victorian Government policies addressing other kinds of resource use, including the Energy Efficiency and Productivity Strategy and Water for Victoria, as well as industry strategies like Advancing Victorian Manufacturing and the Melbourne Sewerage Strategy.