The Environmental Defenders Office (SA) Inc (“the EDO”) is an independent community legal centre with over twenty-five years of experience specialising in environmental and planning law. EDO functions include legal advice and representation, law reform and policy work and community legal education. The EDO appreciates the opportunity to provide a submission.

The EDO’s submission will focus on the legal and policy framework around waste management and resource recovery in the context of China’s National Sword Policy. This submission will examine the current policy and legislative frameworks that govern waste management in South Australia. We also examine several leading practice examples from other jurisdictions and make recommendations for reform.