Recycling Activity in South Australia 2007-08

Recycling Activity in South Australia 2007-08
  • Reuse Recovery and Recycling

Recycling Activity in South Australia 2007-08

Overview: In 2007–08 2.61 million tonnes of materials was diverted from landfill to recycling in South Australia. This was up from 2.43 million tonnes recycled in 2006–07 and is an increase recycling of 7.3%. The 2007–08 SA diversion rate is the highest recorded in the last five years at 69.8%. The SA per capita recycling rate has increased to the second highest level in the last five years at 1 630 kg/capita (up 6.1%). The waste to landfill quantity has dropped from 2006–07 to it lowest level in the last five years. The highest recorded reprocessing quantities, by weight and in decreasing order, were concrete (818 116 tonnes), steel (365 391 tonnes) and fly ash (272 000 tonnes). Recycling activity in SA continues to increase, whilst landfilling continues to decrease as the population continues to grow, passing the 1.6 million mark during 2007–08.
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