In 2015–16 the amount of metal recovered for reprocessing in Victoria was 1.4 million tonne, an increase of less than 1 per cent.
Of the total metal waste recovered in 2015–16 (compared to 2014–15):
Composition of metals recovered for reprocessing (by weight), Victoria 2015–16
In 2015–16, the C&I sector remained Victoria's principal source of recovered metal, contributing 61 per cent to the total metal recovery for reprocessing (up from 48 per cent the previous year). MSW contributed 25 per cent of the total waste (down from 28 per cent the previous year) while C&D sector contributed 14 per cent (down from 24 per cent in 2014–15).
Source sectors of scrap metal received for reprocessing (by weight), Victoria 2015–16
The graph below shows that metal recovery in Victoria has remained relatively steady since 2009–10 after a large drop following the global financial crisis of 2008–9.
Metal waste recovered for reprocessing, Victoria 2006–07 to 2015–16
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