2. Objects of Act

The objects of this Act are-

  1. to protect health, well-being and the environment by providing reasonable measures for-
    1. minimising the consumption of natural resources;
    2. avoiding and minimising the generation of waste;
    3. reducing, re-using, recycling and recovering waste;
    4. treating and safely disposing of waste as a last resort;
    5. preventing pollution and ecological degradation;
    6. securing ecologically sustainable development while promoting justifiable economic and social development;
    7. promoting and ensuring the effective delivery of waste services;
    8. remediating land where contamination presents, or may present, a significant risk of harm to health or the environment; and
    9. achieving integrated waste management reporting and planning;
  2. to ensure that people are aware of the impact of waste on their health, well-being and the environment;
  3. to provide for compliance with the measures set out in paragraph (a); and
  4. generally, to give effect to section 24 of the Constitution in order to secure an environment that is not harmful to health and well-being.