Some key findings in the National Waste Report 2010 were that 43, 777, 000 tonnes of waste were generated in Australia in 2006-07 and if waste generation grows at 4.5% per annum, Australia will generate 81, 072, 593 tonnes of waste in 2020-21. However, 52% of Australia’s waste was recycled in 2006-07 and Australian householders’ attitudes to recycling are very positive. The Report found that:
• 99% of households undertake recycling and reuse.
• 80% of employees would like to see more recycling in the workplace.
• Lack of information, facilities and services present barriers to additional recycling.
• National litter levels are trending downwards.
The report is a first step towards establishing baseline data and developing a strong and comprehensive knowledge base on waste management and resource recovery in Australia. The community has a desire for information about how sustainability can be incorporated more fully into daily life and the report seeks to respond to this need.
It is well that householders have a positive attitude to recycling with the prediction of increased levels of waste in 2020 reaching nearly double that of 2006-07. A waste management company operating nationally, providing recycling that meets green star certification and strongly committed to environmentally sound practices is Kartaway. Operating their own public Recycling Depot in Adelaide at Virginia Rd, Newtown, Campbelltown they recycle most waste received, including cardboard, batteries, metal, timber, dirt, brick, asphalt, concrete, electronic waste and green waste. The Recycling Depot is clean, affordable, and accessible and open 7 days a week.
Suppling skips and bins to householders , schools, shopping complexes, businesses, builders, food courts and body corporates in Adelaide in a range of sizes, Kartaway will assist you with your waste management and recycling. For friendly advice on the most suitable skip or bin or to discuss your waste management program call 1300 362 362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on the National Waste Report 2010 at http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/waste/publications/pubs/fs-national-waste-report-2010.pd