Thursday, March 26, 2009

Waste avoidance and resource recovery progress report 2008

Source: NSW Dept. of Environment and Climate Change
"The 2008 'Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Progress Report' tracks recycling progress in the municipal, commercial and industrial, and construction and demolition sectors against targets outlined in the NSW Government’s waste strategy. According to the report, NSW is “tracking well” to meet the state’s 2014 recycling targets. The report states the recycling rate for the whole of NSW has increased from 46% in 2004-2005 to 52% of total waste created in 2006-2007. However, while a greater proportion of waste is being recycled in NSW, the report also finds the state generated more waste in 2006-2007 than was produced in 2004-2005."