Sustainability Victoria annually surveys key Victorian recycling businesses about their:
- recovered waste material for reprocessing
- reuse of materials or energy conversion
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.
- Victoria's reprocessing sector increased from the previous year’s material recovery rate, reaching just above 8.6 million tonnes of material recovered and achieving a recovery rate of 67 per cent
- the total amount of material recovered for recycling was 8.62 million tonnes, 1.5 per cent more than in 2015–16.