This project uncovered a diverse range of issues and views, from high-level structural themes through to leadership capacity and very specific observations about particular material types, standards and performance.
Equilibrium was engaged by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to undertake a review of current Australian standards and specifications for recycled content products including providing details on current documentation for the use of recycled materials in product manufacturing, buildings and infrastructure works.
As part of the engagement Equilibrium consulted with key stakeholders on their views as to whether the absence of any particular standards or specifications may be obstructing the take-up of recycled materials. Stakeholder interviews also canvassed broader factors influencing increased use of recycled materials.
The report contains a list of current standards and specifications as well as a compilation of the consultation results, general findings and recommendations. Appendix A of the report is available as a separate MS Excel file. Also attached is a summary report containing examples from the main report, as well as information gained from interviews with stakeholders.
Your can download a copy of the report and appendices here.
For NSW’s response to create end markets by fostering demand for recycled products, read our blog post here.