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  • Western Australian Government Paper Recycling 2006/2007 »

    Returns from government agencies on their paper recycling

  • Technology & Market Development for Tyre Derived Products »

    This report presents the findings of study to detail and analyse used tyre market characteristics, tyre recycling industry conditions, influences affecting the market for tyre-derived products, and potential market size, trends and opportunities.

  • Impacts of Banning Tyres to Landfill/Mandatory Recycling »

    Investigation into the Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts of a Potential Banning of Used Tyres to Landfill and of Mandatory Recycling of Used Tyres (September 2006)

  • Review of Management and Operation of Used Tyre Stockpiles: Stockpile Guidelines »

    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.

  • Review of Management of Used Tyres at Landfill Sites »

    The Department of Environment and Conservation, on behalf of the Waste Management Board, engaged Sustainable Strategic Solutions to undertake a review of the existing management of used tyres at landfill sites and to develop minimum recommended guidelines for the receival, sorting and disposal of used tyres at landfill operations

  • Market Development Study Used Glass for Western Australia Waste Management Board - August 2006 »

    Owens Illinois (OI), formerly known as ACI Glass Containers, is the world’s largest producer of bottles and is responsible for manufacturing more than 90% of Australia’s domestic glass bottles. OI closed its Perth-based manufacturing facility in 2003 after over 50 years of operation, due to increasing commercial pressure from international imports, and relocated all production to South Australia. This decision, whilst made on economic grounds, has led to the current dilemma regarding what to do with the glass sold and recovered in Western Australia (WA), given the lack of local alternative markets. With high interstate transport costs, the movement of materials interstate can only be seen as an interim measure. Nationally, Australia is currently recovering 35% or 278,000 tonnes of used glass containers. It is estimated, based on national sales, that WA generates between 80,000– 90,000 tonnes per year of container glass and is currently recovering for recycling approximately 20,000 tonnes, or 23%. In order to meet the National Packaging Covenant target for glass recovery of between 50–60% by the year 2010 additional 125,000 tonnes per annum are required. For glass to remain competitive in its traditional markets against other packaging forms, that is, plastics and aluminium, manufacturers undertook research and development into the light-weighting of containers – today a beer stubby is 27% lighter than the same bottle 20 years ago.

  • Impacts of Potential Banning of Used Tyres to Landfill & Mandatory Recycling of Used Tyres - Sep 06 »

    The Used Tyre Strategy for Western Australia recognises that the low cost of landfill disposal in Western Australia is a barrier to the development of other options for the management of used tyres.

  • 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.

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