Living Smart

Australian Waste Stats

Australia is one of the highest waste producers in the world, recently ranked in the top five waste producing nations, on a per person basis.

We produce over 18 million tonnes of waste per year—the equivalent of three million garbage trucks full of compacted rubbish. Each Australian family contributes enough rubbish each year to fill a three-bedroom house from floor to ceiling.

The new Australian National Waste Policy (2011) identifies six key areas for the business and residential community – the first being Taking responsibility.