Mike Ritchie

State of Waste 2016 – current and future Australian trends

By Mike Ritchie – Director, MRA Consulting Group On 16 February 2016, the Australian population reached 24 million people. Waste generation rates are a function of population growth, the level of urbanisation and per capita income[i] and Australians now produce about 50 million tonnes of waste each year, averaging over 2 tonnes per person. There…

MRA Staff

MRA Best Small Consultancy in Australia 2015

“MRA has once again emerged the winner in the Inside Waste Consultants Review” said Jacqueline Ong the Editor of Inside Waste. The annual survey asks stakeholders from local, State and Federal government, the commercial sector, consultancies and private sector waste generators who they think are Australia’s waste experts and why. The review assessed the market…

Mike Ritchie

The State of Waste 2015

Australia generates 48 MT/year of waste (latest National Waste Data Report 2014). In the period 1997-2012 our population rose by 22% but waste generation increased by 145%. There are more of us and we generate more waste per person, each year. On the positive side, recycling is growing at a faster rate and since 2005…