Resource recovery is a great opportunity for Queensland. It will:

  • reduce waste
  • cut greenhouse gas emissions
  • create better environmental outcomes
  • build a more sustainable economy to create jobs and economic benefits.

Queensland is moving toward a circular economy. Our Queensland Resource Recovery Industries 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan (PDF icon1.8 MB) sets out our framework to accelerate this transition and develop our state's resource recovery industries.

The roadmap sets out a path to:

  • increase resource recovery rates
  • improve adoption of modern technologies
  • divert landfill waste toward more valuable uses.

To support our state’s recycling, resource recovery, and biofutures industries, the roadmap includes a $100 million Resource Recovery Industry Development Program (RRIDP) (PDF icon 982 KB). The program funds projects and initiatives that divert waste from landfill, reduce stockpiling and create jobs.

Read more about the opportunities available for financial support.

Frequently asked questions

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