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Valuing waste as a resource and understanding the benefits of practicing waste management through avoiding, reducing, re-using and recycling

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  • Encouraging waste hierarchy
  • Recycling programs
  • Reducing waste creation by educating consumers on how to reduce consumption
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Appropriate infrastructure systems provided to enhance, value and facilitate reducing, reusing and recycling waste

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  • Collection / storage areas that allow separation and segregation of waste
  • Separation and recycling/reuse of C&D waste (rather than landfill)
  • Use of C&D waste for construction of infrastructure (including road subgrade)
  • Local council infrastructure for waste collection and recycling
  • Resource Management Plans prepared for developments addressing waste minimisation

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Urban Planning:

Urban design that considers opportunities to reduce waste sent to landfill

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  • Improved design for waste collection and recycling
  • Identifying opportunities for reuse/ retention of vegetation, topsoil, etc. prior to and during construction

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Building Design:

Built form outcomes that reduce waste sent to landfill

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  • Minimising onsite building waste through legislative means that separate waste at source
  • Green Smart
  • Recycling of building waste products and reuse of materials from demolished buildings
  • Modular building design
  • Designing for waste collection / recycling
  • Reuse of municipal waste
  • Providing local recycling facilities during planning
  • Allocating shaded areas or a spot on south side of building for compost bins