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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/09/2003   
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Household solid waste is defined as waste from domestic premises; it includes household refuse, garden waste and other discarded materials, such as disused furniture. An important response to household waste is recycling, the treatment of waste to create new products.

In March 2000, most Tasmanian households were involved in recycling at least some items, with only 4.7% undertaking no recycling, and 7.2% recycling all possible items. The items most commonly recycled were old clothing or rags (86.6%), plastic bags (82.7%) and paper (79.7%).

Graph showing household items that are recycled.

For further information on recycling and waste management see the Tasmanian Waste Recovery and Recycling Directory on the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment web site at

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