Australian Bureau of Statistics
4613.0 - Australia's Environment: Issues and Trends, 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/01/2008
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Population increase, especially in coastal urban areas, is placing increasing pressure on the natural environment through habitat loss, waste disposal and pollution. This is exacerbated by increasing consumption of energy, land, water and other products dependent on natural resources.
There have been developments in recent years towards better management of natural resources, such as increased recycling of some materials, improved efficiency in the use of energy by households and reduced use of water by households on a per household basis (see Water trends section). Nevertheless, many problems remain, most as a result of the very high level of material and energy consumption which continues to increase at a high rate. This section focuses on energy and waste and the main trends in these areas that can have environmental impacts.
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