We all know that recycling is better than landfilling, but without strong sustainable supply chains and increased demand for construction waste derived materials in government funded infrastructure, these recycled material markets will struggle and eventually impact on our construction and demolition waste disposal costs.

The level of waste we generate per person each year has grown, with the average Australian responsible for well over 2.4 tonnes each year. Various state governments stepped in and increased the Landfill Levy (tax) to help generate consolidated revenue and fund recycling initiatives. Figure 3…