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Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan

Queensland Health is a diverse organisation with a Queensland-wide footprint. As with any large organisation, it is inevitable our varied functions will produce waste.

Department of Health Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan

The Department of Health is committed to ensuring available resources are used efficiently and effectively for future generations, and to minimise waste in the delivery of its services.

The department’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan (PDF 504 kB) is aligned to the 10-year Queensland Waste Avoidance and Resource Productivity Strategy (2014 -2024), which supports the organisation to more accurately measure the waste we generate. It also continues to strengthen our management strategies toward minimising waste through specific waste reduction and recycling activities and to allow continuous improvement in the way we address waste management across the department.

The department’s goal through this plan, is to firmly embed waste management practices into every aspect of our operations, and to ensure we operate responsibly combined with a strong sense of stewardship, over the unique natural environment in which we live and work.

As part of the Department of Health's continuous improvement, the success of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan will be monitored, to ensure its objectives are measured and targets are being met.

Last updated: 2 November 2018