On World Environment Day, 5th June 2009, the then Minister for the Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts released the Tasmanian Waste and Resource Management Strategy 2009.
The Strategy is based on principles of waste reduction, sustainability and best practice in waste management and lays the foundations for longer term waste management planning. The Strategy provides a framework for the coordinated management and delivery of priority waste prevention, recycling and resource recovery initiatives and services.
As an example, one of the elements of the Strategy will complement work already underway towards a national waste policy and critical national issues such as product stewardship to manage end-of-life computers, televisions and tyres.
One of the first actions arising from the Strategy is the establishment of a Waste Advisory Committee. The Waste Advisory Committee oversees and guides the implementation of the Strategy and strengthen links between all levels of government, regional authorities, business and the community. The Waste Advisory Committee has been established as a sub-committee of the Environment Protection Authority.