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Victorian Recycling Industry Annual Report 2015-16

Sustainability Victoria annually surveys key Victorian recycling businesses about their:

  • recovered waste material for reprocessing
  • reuse of materials or energy conversion
  • products.

These survey results form the Victorian Recycling Industry Annual Report. This report provides information about total waste generation by Victorians plus tonnages landfilled and recovered. 

In 2015–16:

  • Victoria's reprocessing sector maintained the previous year’s material recovery rate, reaching just above 8.4 million tonnes of material recovered and achieving a recovery rate of 67%
  • the total amount of material recovered for recycling was 8.49 million tonnes, 1% more than in 2014–15
  • Victoria retained its mantle as one of the leading states in waste and resource recovery, performing above the national average recovery rate (60%) largely attributable to increased efficiencies in waste and resource recovery infrastructure and processes.

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Victorian Recycling Industry Annual Report 2015-16

The Victorian Recycling Industry Annual Report (VRIAR) details the amount of waste generated, landfilled and recovered in Victoria.