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1 Energy required to produce one tonne of aluminium, glass, bleached paper, unbleached paper, polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polystyrene and Polyvinylchloride, from raw materials and recycled materials

2 Energy required to produce one tonne of aluminium from raw materials and from recycled aluminium

3 Energy required to produce one tonne of glass from raw materials, recycled glass and the energy required to reuse one tonne of glass containers

4 Energy required to produce one tonne of bleached paper from wood and from recycled paper

5 Energy required to produce one tonne of unbleached paper from wood and from recycled paper

8 10 11 12

6 Energy required to produce one tonne of high density polyethylene from raw materials and from recycled high density polyethylene 14

7 Energy required to produce one tonne of low density polyethylene from raw materials and from recycled low density polyethylene 14

8 Energy required to produce one tonne of polyethylene terephthalate from raw materials and from recycled polyethylene terephthalate soft drink bottles 15

9 Energy required to produce one tonne of polypropylene from raw materials and from recycled polypropylene 15

10 Energy required to produce one tonne of polystyrene from raw materials and from recycled polystyrene 16

11 Energy required to produce one tonne of polyvinylchloride from raw materials and from recycled polyvinylchloride 16

Appendices

1 Average refuse composition in the Perth metropolitan area 19

2 Revenue generated from the sale of recycling materials

(per kilogram of waste generated per dwelling) 21

3a Realistic rate of return based on current market prices {June 1990) 23

3b Realistic rate of return based on fund raising organisation prices (June 1990) 23

4 Collection and storage containers for householders and collection companies 25

5 Energy equivalence values 27

6a Summary of recycling activities initiated by Western Australian metropolitan municipalities 29

6b Summary of recycling activities initiated by Western Australian country municipalities 29

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