Our Core Values

Our vision

A healthy planet, by maximising resource efficiency and achieving a zero-waste society.

Our Mission

To be the peak NGO in Australia, driving the behavioural and systemic change required to deliver the social, economic and environmental benefits of a zero-waste society and to support waste reduction across the Asia Pacific region.

Our core Strategic Objectives

  • To transition to a zero-waste society by leveraging strategic opportunities to drive best practice resource efficiency and recovery.
  • To cut 70% of Australia’s contribution to plastic pollution entering the oceans by 2020.

We, at the Boomerang Alliance, believe that an empowered community taking action at individual, political and economic levels will prompt business and government to support community wishes and prioritise the shift towards a zero-waste society.

During transition there may be some small amounts of residual waste of varying types that should be completely destroyed, landfilled or quarantined for future possible reuse.

At a manufacturing level, it is essential that producers accept primary responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products through methods such as cradle to grave management and the reuse of materials. Appropriate financial incentives and government regulation will work together with informed consumers to ensure that free riders do not disadvantage responsible companies. Cheap, wasteful practices will not be allowed to hold back entire sectors.

Our Integrity

We receive support from many avenues on the condition that Boomerang’s independence is not compromised, and that special relationships for individual commercial or political gain are not developed. Funds are forthcoming from individuals, local councils, foundations such as the Purves Environmental Fund, Purryburry Trust as well the recycling industry.

It is understood that our policy and campaigning may advantage the commercial operations of the recycling industry as a whole or key sectors, and this is acceptable to us so long as it is compatible with the advancement of an environmentally sustainable economy and society.