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Engaging the community in Resource Recovery decision making processes: A case study

Paulin, S. (2007) Engaging the community in Resource Recovery decision making processes: A case study. Commissioned paper by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council. Presented to Resource Recovery Committee, EMRC.

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    Abstract

    Waste is endemic in all parts of the globe and with little likelihood of major reductions in consumption in the short term, authorities are examining ways in which the waste stream can be better managed, resources maximised and landfill replaced with what are considered to be better environmental solutions. Agenda 21 states that “future waste programmes should take maximum advantage of resource efficient approaches to the control of wastes. These activities should be carried out in conjunction with public education programmes”(United Nations 1992, Agenda 21, Chap 20, S16.). As part of this process, some authorities have deliberately chosen to incorporate community involvement and education in the decision making process for what is coming to be known as ‘resource recovery’. This paper will describe the community ‘engagement’ process undertaken by a metropolitan regional council in Perth, Western Australia as part of their Resource Recovery Project.

    Publication Type: Report
    Murdoch Affiliation: Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy
    Publisher: Commissioned paper by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council. Presented to Resource Recovery Committee, EMRC
    Copyright: © Sally Paulin March 2007
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3185
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