Monday, November 30, 2009

Are we getting better at recycling and catching public transport?

The release of Environmental Issues: Waste Management and Transport Use, Mar 2009 (cat.no 4602.0.55.002), revealed some interesting statistics on recycling and the use of public transport.

Almost every Australian household (99%) participated in some form of recycling or reusing of waste, and just over half (51%) of Australian households recycled or reused kitchen or food waste.

And when it comes to public transport, we're getting better, but still have a long way to go. Australians increased their use of public transport to get to work or full-time study over the past decade, rising from 12% in 2000 to 14% in 2009. However, the overwhelming majority of Australians still travelled by car -- 80% in March 2009 compared to 82% in 2000.

Further information can be found in Environmental Issues: Waste Management and Transport Use (cat. no. 4602.0.55.002).

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