2020 Vision on Waste
Gold Coast residents, businesses and visitors together bury enough waste in city landfills each year to fill more than 1500 Olympic-sized swimming pools. This is literally a wasted resource in terms of land and the waste buried there.
The 2020 Vision on Waste promotes world-class solid waste management infrastructure and services, which emphasise resource conservation and recovery, rather than waste disposal.
Through consultation with the community, Council has created a 20-year plan that aims to reduce the city’s reliance on landfill as the major solution to solid waste. At the centre of the strategy are the two main aims of:
- reducing the amount of waste materials generated and discarded in the city
- considering better ways to reuse, recycle and recover energy from waste before disposal
The strategy for short, medium and long-term solid waste management on the Gold Coast is currently under review.
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