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SHANE Rattenbury is inviting Canberrans with an interest in sustainability and the environment to join a community or commercial reference group on waste management in the ACT.

“An ACT Waste Feasibility Study is underway to identify future options for waste management in the ACT to maximise recycling/reuse to 90+ per cent and minimise waste to landfill,” Shane said.

“Nominations are now open for people interested in joining a Community Reference Group on the ACT Waste Feasibility Study.

“The Community Reference Group will act as a consultative forum through which members will contribute to the development of strategies and recommendations to improve waste management. Members will share information and views on behalf of the local community.

“Waste facility operators and local businesses are also invited to register for the Commercial Reference Group. This reference group will have a role in sharing information about what waste challenges businesses face and will be actively involved in developing new frameworks for waste legislation and innovative ideas to minimise and manage waste.

“These reference groups will operate as strategic think tanks. While they do not have a decision making role, they will play a valuable role in informing the recommendations provided to government to achieve its resource recovery targets as set out in the ACT Waste Management Strategy 2011-2025.

“Managing waste is an issue for all households and businesses, so I encourage anyone who would like to get involved to register their interest.

“By taking part in the reference groups on the ACT Waste Feasibility Study you will be contributing to making our city even more productive, sustainable and liveable.

“By ensuring community and business involvement in the future work we have planned we will be well prepared to take the next steps towards a sustainable waste management system,” Mr Rattenbury concluded.

Nominations to be part of the community or commercial reference groups will close on Wednesday 11 November 2015. To register your interest complete a registration form at tams.act.gov.au

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