DRAFT WASTE EXPORT BAN TIMELINE
* Glass by July 2020.
* Mixed plastics by July 2021.
* Tyres by December 2021.
* The rest by June 2022.
* Recover at least 80 per cent of material across all waste streams.
* Ensure government uses more recycled materials in projects, for example in roads.
* Reduce the amount of organic (food) waste sent to landfill by half.
* Engineering standards to encourage the use of recycled materials in construction.
* Battery manufacturers will be urged to begin an industry-led recycling scheme.
* At the next meeting, the federal government has been tasked with explaining how its plan to reduce Australia’s emissions under the Paris agreement works.
* The ministers signed off on Australia’s Strategy for Nature 2019-2030.
* It covers three broad goals – connecting Australians with nature, caring for nature, as well as sharing and building knowledge.
* The ministers will work towards a national approach to limit the impacts of yabby nets, particularly on platypus.
* A new strategy to control feral cats is needed, with ministers to discuss the issue further at their next meeting.
* Feral cats kill about 459 million native Australian mammals, 596 million reptiles and 316 million birds every year.
* Murujugu, or the Burrup Peninsula, near Karratha in WA, will be put forward as a World Heritage site.
* Ministers will look at ways to stamp out the domestic ivory and rhino horn trades.