Transitioning from Zero Waste SA

Why are we called Green Industries SA?

On 1 July 2015, following a proclamation under the Public Sector Act 2009, the name of the department that supports Zero Waste SA (the Office of Zero Waste SA) was changed to the Office of Green Industries SA. The Zero Waste SA Act 2004 remains operational while work has started on the legislation to establish the new statutory authority, Green Industries SA.

What will Green Industries SA do?

It will build on the achievements of Zero Waste SA in the areas of waste management, resource efficiency and recycling, with an emphasis on encouraging innovation and economic growth through development of the Green Economy. For more information read the Green Industries SA consultation paper and South Australia's Waste Strategy 2015-20.

What happens to the work of Zero Waste SA?

South Australia is recognised for its leading-edge work in the area of waste management, resource efficiency and recycling. Zero Waste SA has been a catalyst in shaping this reputation for more than a decade. Zero Waste SA continues until the new legislation to establish Green Industries SA is passed. Read the Zero Waste SA business plan and the draft South Australia's Waste Strategy 2015-20 for more information.