Sunday, August 7, 2011

Pollution and waste management

Pollution and waste management

Australian Waste Database

The Australian Waste Database (AWD) is currently a joint effort between CSIRO and the Department of Environment and Heritage. The AWD is being developed in response to the need to provide a monitoring mechanism for Commonwealth and State waste minimisation policies as well as addressing next generation waste management strategies.

Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste home page from the The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

Hazardous Waste Act permits

If you want to export or import hazardous waste, or move it in or out of Australia (transit) you must apply for a permit to do so.

National chemical reference guide - standards in the Australian environment

Designed to help you find relevant information about chemicals as quickly and easily as possible. Information has been arranged into topics to help focus your search; alternatively you can use the search facilities on the left.

Pollutant inventory

Find out about emissions in your area. Search the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) for free information about substance emissions in Australia.

Radioactive waste management

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism index page for information on radioactive waste management in Australia.

Used oil recycling

Disposing of used oil the wrong way has the potential to pollute land, water and infrastructure, so we need to recover and recycle as much of it as possible. By pouring their used oil back into an empty oil container and taking it to their local used oil facility for recycling, Australians are helping to conserve a valuable resource and protect the environment.

Waste and recycling

Action to reduce waste, either by encouraging material efficiency, reducing the generation of waste, or enabling the recovery and reuse of discarded material is a critical element of sustainable development. The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts is developing partnerships and facilitating action with the states and industry to address these issues.

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