Public consultation has now closed

NSW resource recovery framework

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is supporting an independent review of the resource recovery framework.

An issues paper is available below.

Issues paper

We have sought your feedback on the NSW resource recovery framework but the issues paper is still available below.

The independent review seeks comments on:

  • How well the framework protects the environment and human health from the inappropriate use of waste
  • How well the framework achieves beneficial resource recovery and facilitates circular economy outcomes, including pathways for innovation
  • The EPA’s ability to take appropriate regulatory action to protect the environment and human health under the framework
  • The framework’s transparency, clarity and enforceability
  • Options to reform and strengthen the framework which proportionally balance the potential risks and benefits of resource recovery.


  • Environment and human health protection

  • Resource recovery and circular economy outcomes

  • Administration of the framework

  • Enforcement of the framework

Have your say

Public consultation on the NSW resource recovery framework issues paper is now closed. Thank you for your interest.


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