Commercial & Industrial Waste Recycling targets in Australia

Last Modified: Sat Apr 09 2016 12:00:12 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 48 million tonnes
    The amount of waste generated in Australia in a year, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. That's equivalent to 2.2 tonnes per person.
  • 27%
    of commercial and industrial (C&I) waste currently disposed to landfill in NSW was recyclable according to a 2014 Environmental Protection Authority audit. Future technologies could see this figure rise to 83 per cent.
  • 1.8
    million tonnes of Commercial & Industrial waste was generated in NSW in 2013/14, down from 2.2 million tonnes in 2007/08.
  • 2.281 million tonnes
    of Commercial & Industrial waste was generated in Victoria in 2014/15 up from 2.214 in 2013/14.
  • 70%
    target recycle rate C&I waste in New South Wales by 2021.
  • 70%
    target recycle rate C&I waste in Western Australia by 2020.
  • 80%
    target recycle rate C&I waste in South Australia by 2020.
  • 50-60 %
    Currently, the rate that offices are on an average recycling their waste and the veracity of the figure varies depending on how rigorous individual waste data is. This clearly suggests a tremendous opportunity for both businesses and waste management service providers.