20-Year Waste Strategy for NSW

The Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 and the NSW Plastics Action Plan have now been released and are available on the DPIE website.

The 20-Year Waste Strategy issues paper

An issues paper, Cleaning Up Our Act: The Future for Waste and Resource Recovery in NSW, was released in March and April 2020 for public consultation, to help shape the development of the 20-Year Waste Strategy.  

At the same time, the NSW Government released a discussion paper, Cleaning Up Our Act: Redirecting the Future of Plastic in NSW to inform the NSW Plastics Plan to address the priority need to reduce plastic waste. The Plan will form part of the 20-Year Waste Strategy and contain specific measures to manage plastic waste and pollution in NSW.

The NSW Government is currently reviewing the feedback received.

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