Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2007
Supervising Scientist Division environmental performance
EN11: Total amount of waste by type and destination
- None set
Performance 2005-06 and trends
DEH Darwin significantly reduced the amount of waste in tonnes produced on-site during 2005-06 from the previous year. In 2004-05 the Darwin facility sent 360 tonnes of mixed waste to landfill. In 2005-06, this figure had been reduced to 18.36 tonnes, a reduction of 95%.
Waste produced this year has been sorted and calculated as specific types of waste to assist with reporting on performance.
The Jabiru Field Station is unable to provide figures on the weight (t) of waste produced on-site as this information is unavailable from the service provider collecting waste for the site.
DEH Darwin - waste produced in tonnes 2005-06
In an attempt to reduce landfill waste, staff sort waste including toner cartridges, glass, and paper and plastic products into recycle bins. Organic waste is recycled through the worm farm established to provide live feed for breeding populations of purple spotted gudgeon used for research purposes. Reductions in paper usage and packaging on stationary supplies have also contributed to less waste being produced on-site.
- Reduce the percentage of total waste going to landfill by 10%, through increasing the percentage of recycled products being sorted and sent for recycling.
- Sustainability Report 05-06
- Executive summary
- Vision and strategy
- Our organisation
- Policy and influence
- Environmental performance
- Social performance
- Economic performance
- Report assurance statement
- Case studies
- GRI index
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