Waste’o’matics

The MCG

IMG_0753Volume of MCG – 1 700 000 m3

Volume of wheelie Bin – 240lt (0.24 m3)

No of households in Melbourne – 1 500 000

1 500 000 x 0.24 = 360 000 m3

1 700 000 ÷ 360 000 = 4.7

If every household  filled their wheelie bin each week it would take Melbournians 4.7 weeks to fill the MCG with waste.

Note: 

At this rate we would fill the MCG 11 times a year… and this is just Melbourne!!

 

Holden Commodores

Australia currently generates 44 000 000 tonnes of waste per year.

Weight of Holden Commodore – 1.3 tonne

Number of commodores – 34 000 000

Length of commodore – 4.9m

Total length of commodores (end to end)

– 167 000 000 m (167 000km)

Distance from Melbourne to London –

17 000 km

44 000 000 tonnes of waste would take up the same space as placing holden commodores end to end from Melbourne to London 10 times.