Waste to Energy
The Victorian Government has released a discussion paper on converting waste to energy to support the development of new technologies, including anaerobic digestion – which creates biogas from food and industrial waste.
The paper was released by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio who said that waste to energy technologies have the potential to reduce our reliance on landfill, boost our economy and better protect Victoria’s environment.
Victoria’s waste is growing as our population increases – of the waste generated across the state, around two thirds is recovered for recycling and reuse and the rest goes into landfill.
It is important for all Victorians to have a say on how we use waste to energy technologies to provide economic, environmental and social benefits – you can shape a Victorian Government position that provides certainty for the community and industry.
Feedback received on the discussion paper will help inform the Victorian Government’s development of a waste to energy policy, to be released in 2018.
To read the discussion paper visit engage.vic.gov.au/waste/wastetoenergy