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Appendix B: Defined terms

Term
Definition
%RR Percentage recovery rate
ACCU Australian Carbon Credit Unit
APCO Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation
C&D Construction and Demolition Waste
C&I Commercial and Industrial Waste
CDS Container Deposit Scheme
CEFC Clean Energy Finance Corporation
COAG Council of Australian Governments
DELWP Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
E-waste In Victoria, e-waste (electronic waste) refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted
EP Act Environment Protection Act (both the Environment Protection Act 1970 and Environment Protection Act 2017)
EPA Environmental Protection Authority Victoria
EPR Extended Producer Responsibility
EU European Union
FOGO Mixed Food Organics and Garden Organics
HACCP Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point
HDPE High-density polyethylene (type of plastic)
MRF Material Recovery Facility
MSW Municipal Solid Waste
NTCRS National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme
PBO Victorian Parliamentary Budget Office
PET Polyethylene terephthalate (type of plastic)
Pyrolysis A thermal process for separating materials without oxygen
Pvs Solar photovoltaic panels
R&D Research and Development
VRIP Victorian Recycling Infrastructure Plan
SMRC Specific Materials Recovery Centre
SV Sustainability Victoria
SWRRIP Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan, now referred to as the Recycling Infrastructure Plan (RIP)
VAGO Victorian Government Auditor General Office
WEEE Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
WRRGs Waste and Resource Recovery Groups
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