Energy from waste (EfW) refers to converting waste materials into fuels, or energy in the form of electricity, heat, or cooling.

The Queensland Government has developed a discussion paper that outlines the proposed role for EfW in Queensland, how it could support the implementation of the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy and support Queensland’s transition to the principles underpinning the circular economy.

The discussion paper provides a set of proposed principles to help guide EfW developments in a way that ensures human health and the environment are protected, and maintains the higher order options such as reuse and recycling identified under the hierarchy.