Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), in collaboration with the NSW Office of the Environment and Heritage and the City of Sydney, is developing a new standard for waste collection services in New South Wales.
As part of the development of this standard, GECA is seeking input from waste industry professionals including service providers, waste generators, consultants, academics and environmental organisations and stakeholders with a particular interest in reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing and service delivery.
“GECA recognises the role that improved waste management has in reducing negative impacts on the environment,” said GECA CEO Kate Harris.
“While the collection, processing and disposal of waste in Australia has improved in recent years, challenges to improve waste management still exist, leading to significant impacts on health, local and global environments and the economy.
“Increasingly, waste generators and waste collection services acknowledge the risk of poor waste management and are shifting toward best practice waste collection.
“GECA has created Australia’s first Waste Collection Services standard in order to set a benchmark that will acknowledge best practice waste collection companies, resulting in improved accuracy and transparency of waste management data.”
The project is funded by the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority, the NSW Office of the Environment and Heritage and the City of Sydney.
The standard is open for public comment until Monday 2 October 2017.