• Capabilities: Environmental Solutions, Strategic Environmental Consulting, Environmental Construction, Environmental Planning, Waste Advisory
  • Sectors: Natural Resources, Public Sector

Waste and Recycling in Australia

Australia - Providing a comprehensive picture of waste and recycling activity in Australia.

1st

detailed national waste report in a decade

20M

tonnes of material identified
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An innovative landmark report to better understand waste and recycling activities across Australia.

To help the Australian Government and industry better understand waste and recycling activity across the country, Arcadis created a national report using an innovative approach to the quantification of the environmental benefits of recycling.

In developing the landmark report, Arcadis sourced contemporary and comparable recycling, energy recovery and disposal to landfill data for the first time, while also compiling a carbon impact assessment of waste disposed to landfill.

Arcadis’ work contributed to new waste management strategies and policies by all levels of government across the country and helped to identity barriers to resource recovery.


Outcomes

1st

detailed national waste report in a decade

20M

tonnes of material identified

1st

account of CO2 embodied in landfilled waste

Questions about this project

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