WASTE STA­TIS­TICS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

Aus­tralia's pro­duc­tion of waste is grow­ing twice as fast as its pop­u­la­tion.

Aus­tralia is the fifth most wasteful coun­try in the world, gen­er­at­ing 52 mega­tonnes a year. The US is num­ber one.

The amount of waste placed in land­fill each year is enough to cover the state of Vic­to­ria.

Plas­tic is the most com­mon form of waste in land­fill.

Catherine Bau­dains en­cour­ages house­hold­ers to carry out a bin au­dit as a first step to re­duc­ing their waste.

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