Inside Waste Industry Report – Chapter 1 Volumes and Values

This ‘Volumes and Values’ report focuses on numbers, providing key statistics on the volumes of waste produced and collected in Australia, in addition to the industry’s overall worth. Referring to data from the period of 2017-2018, this report is the result of a collaboration between Prime Creative Media and Arcadis consulting group and is endorsed by the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR).

Key Findings (full figures available with electronic report purchase)

The Australian waste management and resource recovery industry was valued at $XX.X billion in 2018, a modest decrease since the previous Inside Waste Industry Report (2014-15), with the average value per tonne of waste reducing from $XXX/t to $XXX/t. The most notable event affecting the waste industry in the period of this report was the China National Sword policy, which was introduced at the start of 2018. As a result of this policy, it is anticipated that the amount of waste set to be disposed to local landfills will increase in 2019, while the global market price for kerbside recyclables will remain depressed.

The analysis also revealed a decrease of MSW recovery in every
state and territory except NSW. The total tonnes of waste generated increased by less than X% – from XX.XMT to XX.XMT, of which XX.XMT (40%) was disposed to landfill while XX.XMT (60%) was recovered.

The report reveals these figures, and answers questions such as:

Which state has the largest waste sector?

What industry segments have the greatest value?

How have commodity prices impacted industry revenue

This first Chapter is currently available for purchase as a downloadable electronic report, please click below. The remaining three Chapters will be made available throughout the year, and sent upon completion.

Inside Waste Industry Report