- Last updated:
- 28 Jan 2020
Australians produce over 18 million tonnes of waste per year—the same as three million rubbish trucks full of tightly packed rubbish. Each Australian family has enough rubbish each year to fill a three-bedroom house from floor to ceiling.
You can make a difference
Recycling is one simple way that Sunshine Coast residents can reverse this trend and make a difference. In the 2011-2012 financial year, council removed 35,000 tonnes of recyclables from landfill. This is thanks to the efforts of residents in using the recycling bin collection service.
There are however, almost as many recyclables in the waste bin as the recycling bin, with paper and cardboard being the largest amounts. Paper and cardboard produce climate change gasses as they break down. It is easy to place a recycling bin in the home office or wherever the computer printer is.
For more helpful information and tips on recycling, read council’s recycling fact sheets: