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An Australian company is hoping to develop a waste-to-energy facility in Western Australia to convert household waste into power. Find out how this technology works, and learn about some of the issues it raises for waste management in the community. Does everyone support this technology, which is relatively new to Australia?
Australians produce large volumes of waste and much of it goes to landfill, the oldest form of waste management. South Australia introduced a waste levy in an effort to manage landfill waste. Watch this clip to find out the effect of this levy on waste disposal and on a local landfill site.
What happens when you try recycling electronic waste (e-waste)? Watch this clip about the physics of recycling and find out how useful materials are captured from waste at a local materials recovery facility. Presenter Tanya Ha investigates e-waste, the products it comes from, and the recycling and sustainability challenge it pose.
Australians are quick to embrace new technology. However, the rapid rate of technological change has meant that Australia is one of the world's largest producers of electronic waste, or 'e-waste'. This clip from 2013 looks at how various community groups are working together to find a solution to this growing problem.