Asbestos waste in Australia

The Asbestos Waste in Australia report was commissioned by the agency to help improve understanding of asbestos waste and the future demands for safe disposal of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).

This report identifies that over a 7 year period about 20 kilograms of asbestos-contaminated waste is generated for every person in Australia, equating to approximately 400,000 tonnes.  The volume of asbestos waste needing to be disposed of is likely to grow by about 2.8 per cent a year for the next 20 years prompting the need for action by all levels of government.

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