Call For New Ministerial Role

Source: Waste Management Review.

The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) has called for a dedicated Minister for Resource Recovery and the Circular Economy to drive a whole-of-government approach to circular economy outcomes, including product stewardship, sustainable procurement, resource recovery, recycling and remanufacturing.

Through the release of Gearing up for a circular economy: actions to unleash a booming Australian recycling sector, ACOR outlines a Federal Policy Platform aimed at delivering jobs, advancing resource efficiency and unleashing innovation and productivity around the country.

“A circular economy is spurred by innovation, technology, employment and manufacturing, whilst delivering significant environmental outcomes. It makes perfect sense to create a new ministerial appointment that can work across all these relevant portfolios,” said Suzanne Toumbourou, ACOR Chief Executive Officer.

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Photo: Suzanne Toumbourou, ACOR Chief Executive Officer.

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