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Better Practice Reuse Shop Guidelines

Reuse is part of a suite of waste management approaches identified in the waste hierarchy which rates these strategies in order of their general environmental desirability. Reuse of waste rates highly in the waste hierarchy but is often difficult to implement in practice. Reuse shops are a practical way that Local Government can encourage reuse.

WALGA has developed Better Practice Reuse Shop Guidelines to assist Local Governments to divert reusable materials from landfill through establishing reuse shops (aka Tip Shops). The aim of the guidelines is to build a broader awareness of successful reuse practices and provide guidance to Local Governments.

This project has been funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.

The Better Practice Reuse Shop Guidelines are available here.

The Background Paper is available here.

June 2016