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  • Used Industrial Plastics in WA - Waste Management Practices & Potential Recycling Strategies (DEC) »

    Cardno BSD was appointed by the Department of Environment and Conservation (Western Australia) to carry out general background research into issues relating to the current generation and fate of used industrial plastics in Western Australia. In order to define the baseline information relating to the production, waste management practices and markets for industrial plastics, Cardno BSD undertook a comprehensive review of readily available literature and completed extensive stakeholder consultation with organisations operating in Western Australia. Policies, tools and programmes (measures) implemented in other jurisdictions were investigated. The policy review was completed to ensure that, where practical, a best practice approach could be adopted in Western Australia. The information gathered relating to industrial plastic manufacturing, disposal, recycling and reuse in Western Australia, together with local market data has been analysed and the key issues and barriers have been identified, together with recommendations to address them.

  • Report for Waste Measurement Model (Text and Aerial Photography) »

  • Report for Waste Measurement Model »

    The Department of Environment commissioned research to investigate the conversion of volumetric measurement at inert landfill sites into tonnages. This model is used to convert the measurements in cubic metres from inert landfill (for payment of landfill levy) into the international standard of tonnages so that Western Australia can report on quantities of waste to landfill.

  • Issues Relating to the Generation, Collection, & Treatment of Building Product Waste in WA -Apr 2006 »

    Cardno BSD was appointed by the Department of Environment (WA) to carry out general background research into issues relating to the generation, collection and treatment of building product waste from the construction and demolition industry. This research will be used to support policy and program development within the Waste Management Branch and the Waste Management Board.

  • Report for Review of management and operation of used tyre stockpiles (June 2006) »

    Approximately 1.8 million passenger tyres are sold in WA, equating to approximately 18,000 tonnes. The used tyre waste stream presents a management issue for the DEC.

  • Submission to Productivity Commission Enquiry into Waste Generation and Resource Efficiency- 2006 »

    There are a number of characteristics of Western Australian geography and economy that impact on waste management and resource recovery in this State.

  • Western Australian Government Paper Recycling 2005/2006 »

    Returns from government agencies on their paper recycling

  • Sustainable Strategic Solutions Report: Used Tyre Recycling Industry Triple Bottom Line Analysis »

    An economic, social and environmental analysis of the used tyre recycling industry to determine its potential development. A major aim of this work was the identification of critical points at which the government will need to intervene to support and encourage development of the industry.

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2004-05 »

    The Waste Management Board engaged Hyder Consulting Pty Ltd to conduct a survey of recycling activity in Western Australia over the 2004/05 financial year. This report presents the findings of the survey, and sets a baseline on the current quantities of materials being recycled in Western Australia. The Waste Management Board would like to thank the businesses and organisations who provided invaluable data and assistance toward production of this report.

  • Summary Report of Waste to Landfill - Perth Metro Region 1998 - 2002 »

    Provides an analysis of data in order to provide a general guide on total quantity and categorisation of waste landfilled in the Perth Metropolitan Region between July 1998 and June 2002.

  • Waste Management Board - establishment

    The Waste Management Board preceded the current Authority and was established in 2002.

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