Carmel Griffith

Sydney household waste trends revealed in waste audit

The Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) with 11 members councils representing 1.7 million residents holds the most comprehensive longitudinal data set of household consumption and waste disposal behaviour in Australia. The region is characterised by cultural and socio-economic diversity from the inner-city terraces to the leafy suburbs of Sutherland.
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Less than 10 per cent of waste levies reinvested, ACOR reports

Eight per cent of the $2.6 billion collected through waste levies is reinvested by governments in recycling infrastructure and technology, an Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) report has found. ACOR’s CEO, Pete Shmigel, said this figure is too low in a time where industry is being expected to support greater onshore infrastructure and markets for recyclable materials.
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