Improving Australia's Landfill (Present (Rising population (Larger…
Improving Australia's Landfill
China stopped taking Australia's shipped waste
Lack of space
general and recyclable waste
Lack of Space
Rubbish moving closer to where humans live
2007 - recycling reached 52%
"2007 overall recycling had reached 52% including commercial, demolition and industrial waste, but the rest which accounted for over 20m tonnes, was landfilled".
Half of all the rubbish Australia produces goes to landfill
"millions of tonnes of usable food worth several billion dollars is dumped each year".
Smaller towns - waste wasn't as big a problem
Things often reused, generation was frugal
paper used as wrapping
Disposal of own waste - unregulated
Lead to pollution issues when population grew
Natural, no negative effects on the environment
1960s - 1970s throwaway containers.
Unsafe disposal of waste
Thrown into the streets and lived with
Produced harmful gasses that accelerated Global Warming
Soot and chemicals
Illegal dumping in bushland
Became harmful to health
1950s industrial waste
Compressed and buried
Toxins leaked into soil - pollution
Refugees move to Australia due to climate crisis or unsafe countries
"Waste volumes grew apace with economic prosperity as the population expanded and consumption increased"