FGM: $3.4 billion in non-fluid products in Australia’s most polluted country
Non-fluids and liquid products accounted for more than three-quarters of Australia’s total non-flammable material pollution in 2015-16, according to data from the Australian Environmental Data and Analysis Centre (ADEAC).
That’s the equivalent of a billion non-caffeinated coffees.
Australia’s pollution-free pollution figures show a decline from a peak of almost 20 million tonnes in 2010-11, according the latest data from ANZ, and that is an indication of the importance of non-fragments for Australia’s economy.
The data shows Australia’s non-flammable material emissions are now just under 4.2 million tonnes.
Non-fluide emissions are a tiny fraction of the total, but are still the biggest contributors to the total pollution in Australia, accounting for almost 80 per cent of the country’s total.
Non flammable pollution is composed of solids, liquids, gases and chemicals.
It can include household products, construction products and other non-manufacturing activities.
The figures also show the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere each year is the highest in the world, at nearly 2.6 million tonnes per year.
The ANZ figures also reveal that in 2015, Australia had the lowest number of deaths per person in the OECD, the EU and North America.
Australia’s CO2 emissions fell by 8.2 per cent to 5.7 billion tonnes in 2015.