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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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Most Tasmanian households were involved in recycling at least some items in March 2000, with only 4.7% not recycling, and 7.2% recycling all items surveyed.

The Greater Hobart-Southern Region had the highest proportion of households that recycled all items surveyed (7.5%) and the lowest proportion of households that recycled nothing (3.0%). The Greater Hobart-Southern Region had the highest proportion of household recycling of all individual items except food waste.

The Northern Region had the highest proportion of households undertaking no recycling (7.7%).

The Mersey-Lyell Region had the lowest proportion of households in which all items surveyed were recycled (6.8%). However, this region had the highest portion of households recycling food waste (61.1%).


HOUSEHOLDS INVOLVED IN RECYCLING, Tasmanian regions - March 2000
Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania
'000
%
'000
%
'000
%
'000
%

Paper
79.2
87.0
37.5
72.2
33.2
73.6
149.9
79.7
Glass
80.5
88.4
27.9
53.7
35.4
78.4
143.8
76.4
Cans
74.3
81.5
19.4
37.4
32.1
71.0
125.8
66.9
Plastic bottles
77.5
85.1
24.9
48.0
34.3
75.9
136.7
72.7
Plastic bags
77.8
85.4
40.2
77.5
37.5
83.0
155.5
82.7
Kitchen or food waste
54.5
59.9
30.9
59.5
27.6
61.1
113.0
60.1
Garden waste
61.0
67.0
31.3
60.3
27.0
59.7
119.3
63.4
Old clothing or rags
80.3
88.1
44.2
85.2
38.5
85.3
163.0
86.6
No recycling
*2.8
*3.0
*4.0
*7.7
*2.1
*4.7
*8.9
*4.7
All items recycled
*6.8
7.5
*3.6
*7.0
*3.1
*6.8
13.5
7.2
Total(a)
91.1
100.0
51.9
100.0
45.2
100.0
188.1
100.0


* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
(a) Totals do not equal the sum of items in each column because more than one item may be specified.

Source: ABS data available on request, Population Survey Monitor (Environmental Issues).


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