Resource recovery is a great opportunity for Queensland. It will:

  • reduce waste
  • cut greenhouse gas emissions
  • create better environmental outcomes
  • build a more sustainable economy to create jobs and economic benefits.

Queensland is moving toward a circular economy. Our draft Resource Recovery Industries 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan (PDF icon2.5 MB) has been developed to accelerate this transition and develop our state's resource recovery industries.

The draft roadmap sets out a path to:

  • increase resource recovery rates
  • improve adoption of modern technologies
  • divert landfill waste toward more valuable uses.

Frequently asked questions

How do the Queensland Government's waste and resource recovery strategies, plans and policies work together?

What is resource recovery?

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