A growing economy and a growing population also mean more construction. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australia has one of the highest rates of waste generation per capita in the world.

Although ABS figures show 55 per cent of construction and demolition waste was recovered and recycled, nearly 6 million tonnes still ended of up at landfill. This has led to a renewed commitment across the country to encourage best practice waste management and resource recovery for construction and demolition projects….