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National Waste Report – 2020

“In 2018-19 Australia generated an estimated 74.1 million tonnes (Mt) of waste including 22.9 Mt of masonry materials, 14.3 Mt of organics, 12.5 Mt of ash, 7.8 Mt of hazardous waste (mainly contaminated soil), 5.9 Mt of paper and cardboard, 5.6 Mt of metals and 2.5 Mt of plastics. This is equivalent to 2.94 tonnes (t) per capita.”