Sunday, December 18, 2022

National Waste Report 2022

The National Waste Report was published on 13 December 2022.

National Waste Report 2022

The National Waste Report 2022 report:

    provides data and information on Australia’s waste generation, recovery and fate for all waste streams and various material categories
    analyses this information by state and territory and on a per capita basis
    presents new data for FY 2020–2021, FY 2019-20 and updated data for earlier years.
        This supersedes previous publications and means that the values in the 2022 report may differ from those published for that year in previous reports
    Implements for the first time in a national report the Australian Standard for Waste and Resource Recovery Data and Reporting.

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    National Waste Report 2022 (PDF - 6.47 MB)
    National Waste Report 2022 (DOCX - 13.6 MB)

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 National Waste Report 2022 At a glance
In 202021 Australia produced an estimated 75.8Mt(million tonnes) of waste (
2.95t/capita) which included (25.2+14.4+12+7.4+5.8+5.7+2.6=73.1Mt)

  • 25.2 Mt of building and demolition materials, 
  • 14.4 Mt of organics, 
  • 12.0 Mt of ash,
    7.4 Mt of hazardous waste (mainly contaminated soil),  
  • 5.8 Mt of paper and cardboard,  
  • 5.7 Mt of metals and 
  • 2.6 Mt of plastics.

Extracts from National Waste Report 2022


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