Hyder Consulting, Final report, 3 November 2008
A report prepared for the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
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In February 2006, Hyder Consulting produced a report titled Waste and Recycling in Australia. This paper informed the then Department of Environment and Heritage's submission to the Productivity Commissionís inquiry into waste generation and resource efficiency in Australia.
The objective of this current report is to update and supplement the information contained in the 2006 report and to provide additional information to illustrate the current picture of waste and recycling in Australia.
The four areas addressed in this report are:
- Data on waste disposal and recycling in Australia
- Key waste management strategies/ policies
- Environmental impacts of waste management
- Barriers to resource recovery.
While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the contents of this publication are factually correct, the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the contents, and shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the contents of this publication.
The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government or the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts or the Minister for Climate and Water.