Waste Less, Recycle More Education Strategy

The Waste Less, Recycle More Education Strategy 2016–21 will drive education and behaviour change initiatives to achieve the NSW waste and recycling targets. The strategy – Changing Behaviour Together – outlines clear actions for the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), our program partners and stakeholders and provides a framework for the evaluation of education initiatives.

Waste Less, Recycle More is a $802.7 million package to transform waste and recycling in NSW over nine years and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has developed an education strategy to support the program.

Changing Behaviour Together: Waste Less, Recycle More Education Strategy (PDF 637KB)

The education strategy was developed in consultation with local government, industry, government agencies, community organisations and members of the public.  


Our vision is to optimise the use and quality of education in all Waste Less, Recycle More programs so that they promote positive behaviour change and lead to improvements in the environment and community wellbeing.

An action plan that lists current and planned activities for 2016–17 is available.

NSW Waste Less, Recycle More Education Action Plan 2016–17 (PDF 430KB)

Each action in our comprehensive plan links to at least one of our strategic directions

  • Develop and use consistent messaging
  • Integrate education
  • Build capacity
  • Promote excellence
  • Provide resources and tools
  • Work with and support stakeholders

An updated Waste Less, Recycle More education action plan will be developed for 2017–21.

Changing Behaviour Together is relevant for all organisations implementing programs under Waste Less, Recycle More.

For more information contact the NSW EPA's Regional Delivery Team.

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