Zero emissions from landfill by 2050

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Mildura Rural City Council has announced an ambitious target to have zero waste to landfill by 2050, and it also wants zero net emissions from landfill by the same year.

Interim targets of 72 per cent diversion of waste from landfill by 2025 and eighty per cent by

2030 have also been established.

The city says sending all waste to the tip is not an option if it wants to be sustainable.

The council says rubbish at the tip's the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, costing the community nearly one-and-a-half MILLION dollars each year.

Councillors have adopted a new four-year Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy during a meeting overnight, which also includes supporting residents and businesses to reduce the amount of waste they generate.

 

Image: David Burrows (River 1467)