Challenges and chances for organic waste management in Australia
As in many other countries, waste management in Australia was seen as little more than providing adequate waste collection services and landfill disposal sites until recently. Waste was not seen as a problem, prompting waste generation rates per capita to reach a very high level . Understandably so, since a mere 18 million Australians occupy a vast land area with seemingly abundant space for landfills. Though true in general, specific regions such as Sydney had to come to terms with diminishing landfills and the problem of siting new landfills.