Essays on National Waste Policy - Australia Case Study

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The paper "National Waste Policy - Australia" is a good example of a business case study.   An anticipatory industry is an industry that makes a decision with consideration of future events. An anticipatory policy is a policy set to ensure that all industrial decisions are focused on future activities. Waste generation is common in the conduct of business. The government requires collaborating with the business sector in managing and reducing waste in the region. The government has a role of ensuring that businesses follow the right strategies and operate effectively in order to achieve their goals and objectives.

The business environment is influenced by social, economic, as well as political changes. The waste policy is an industrial measure that should be followed by all business units to enhance the effective business environment. This paper seeks to analyse the Australian national waste policy as the anticipatory industry policy and its merits. The paper explores the level at which the objectives of this anticipatory policy have been achieved. The paper seeks to identify the unintended consequences in relation to this anticipatory policy. Policy implementation The government and business collaborate in order to respond to changes that occur because of the growth of the business and because of globalization.

The national waste policy is an anticipatory industry policy measure practised by the manufacturing industry in Australia (Zaman, 2014, p. 684). The government set this anticipatory policy with a long-term policy of having a sustainable manufacturing environment in Australia. The anticipatory policy also follows the short-terms. It is the role of the government to ensure that business activities are conducted in a sustainable environment, thus the practice of coming up with this policy in order for businesses to operate through consideration of the environmental protection and regulations (Williams, 2013, p.

34). The government through the environment ministers agreed on this anticipatory policy in 2009 and the ‘ Council of Australian Government’ later endorsed it in August 2010. The policy agenda was; less waste, more resources. It was to generate light to Australia as a nation recognizing the importance of a good business environment. The anticipatory industry policy is to be implemented until 2020 where the nation will have experienced an efficient reduction of waste disposal (Giurco, Herriman, Turner, Mason, White, Moore, & Klostermann, 2015, p.

5). The business sector is expected to have managed its waste generation practices by 2020. In addition, the anticipatory policy should have lead to the generation of environmental, social, and economic benefits to the government, businesses and to all Australians in general (Glanville, & Chang, 2015, p. 4). The policy requires the Australian government to work towards the improvement of resource recovery and management of waste through individual government persons or in collaboratively. It is clear that businesses or industries are major generators of waste.

This anticipatory policy is practised in entire Australia and mostly from the industries or business sector (Lu, Peng, Webster, & Zuo, 2015, p. 234). The Australian government ensures that manufacturing industries undertake recycling practices in order to minimize the amount of waste in the environment. The anticipatory industry policy is implemented in a partnership approach where businesses have to be responsible for their waste and the government has to ensure that businesses operate with certain standards, which are based as per their concern to the environment and their ability to manage the generated waste.

The government, through waste ministers, monitors the ways businesses eliminate and reduce the practice of discharging pollutants to water, land, and into the air (Mazzanti, & Montini, 2011, p. 11). The government works in collaboration with organisations dealing with; education and training, research and development, eco-efficiency, land and soil management, waste recycling and management, and cleaner production (Grant, Saphores, Feldman, Hamilton, Fletcher, Cook, & Marusic, 2012, p. 682). There is also the involvement of organisations dealing with; radiation; noise and pollution control; management and control systems; law, insurance, and finance; and waste and wastewater reuse and treatment (Seror, Hareli, & Portnov, 2014, p.

1437). Other organisations involved in the implementation of this anticipatory industry policy are ones involved in; regulation, systems, and environment anticipatory policy; river and catchment systems management; and energy conservation and alternate energy efficiency. Through these organisations, the government manages to reach all businesses and to monitor their activities that are likely to lead to waste generation (Li, & Yang, 2014, p. 86).

The government conducts effective communication after conducting research through these organisations.

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