A business case for organics resource recovery in Victoria

Last Modified: Mon Jul 18 2016 16:22:10 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 60%
    of all materials going to landfill in Victoria, Australia, are organic. This represents environmental, economic and public health issues for the state and in turn an opportunity to increase organics recovery for beneficial use.
  • 2.25 million
    tonnes of organic waste was generated in 2011-12 approximately and about 1.27 million tonnes of this ended up in landfill.
  • AUS $30 million
    estimated loss to the economy
  • 1.2 million
    tonnes of CO2 greenhouse gas will be emitted by this waste over its lifetime of approximately 30 years.
  • AUS $ 2 billion
    value of opportunity for Victoria’s business community and waste industry based on a strategy developed by the Victorian Government in Sept 2015.
  • 4.5x
    The number of jobs that resource recovery could generate are nine for every 100,000 tonnes of recycled materials compared to 2 jobs for the same amount of garbage that ends up in a landfill.