As a healthy, smart and creative region its important to look towards ways in which we can reduce the waste we are producing – and also ways we can create opportunities for new industry to diversify our region and economy.

I’ve included one example of leadership in this area in Australia.

With our waste management contract (one of our ratepayers’ biggest investments) set to be determined by our incoming council its critical for our community and candidates to be learning how to improve how we are managing our waste – we are behind the times.