4626.0.55.001 - Environmental views and behaviour, 2007-08 (2nd issue) Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/06/2009   
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The controlled microbial decomposition of organic matter, such as food and garden wastes, in the presence of oxygen, into humus, a soil-like material. Humus can be reused in gardens.

Energy efficiency

The amount of energy used by an appliance, as indicated by the star rating label.

Environmental problems

Any issues relating to the natural environment.

Garden waste

Includes lawn clippings, bush prunings, leaves, weeds.

Household waste

All types of waste generated by everyday household activities such as general rubbish, recycling, kitchen waste and packaging.

Kitchen or food waste

Any food waste suitable for composting or recycling e.g. vegetable waste.

Recyclable waste

Recyclable waste refers to anything that can be recycled e.g. paper, plastic, glass, electrical.

Recycle - garden waste

This refers to putting garden waste to another use e.g. turning into compost or mulch, putting into a green waste bin etc. May also be referred to as 'green waste'.

Recycle - kitchen or food waste

This refers to putting kitchen or food waste to another use e.g. putting into compost or a worm, farm, feeding to animals.

Recycled or grey water

Recycled or grey water refers to the wastewater collected in the household for further use(s). The water may be from showers, baths, spas, hand basins, washing machines, laundry basins but excludes water from the toilet, dishwashers or kitchen sinks.

Water efficiency

The amount of water used by an appliance, as indicated by the star rating label.

Water restrictions

Restrictions on either type of use (e.g. using the hose), purpose of use (e.g. water the garden), or days and times on which water can be used. Restrictions can be imposed by water suppliers or water authorities.