Recycling and Waste Bills 2020

On 3 September 2020, the Senate referred the provisions of the following bills to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 September 2020:

  • Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020;
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2020;
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (General) Bill 2020;
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (Customs) Bill 2020; and
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (Excise) Bill 2020.

The closing date for submissions to the inquiry is 14 September 2020.



Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526

About this inquiry

The bills would implement the 2020 commitment of the Commonwealth Government (through the former COAG) to ban the export of waste glass, plastics, tyres and paper. The bills would also incorporate the framework of the Product Stewardship Act 2011, and would make amendments to regulate and encourage businesses that design, manufacture and distribute products to take greater responsibility for their environmental impacts.

Past Public Hearings

18 Sep 2020:


Inquiry Status

Accepting submissions


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