Australian Antarctic Division ( Australia )
The following 9 out of 15 criteria
|1.||Serve as a robust indicator of environmental change|
|2.||Reflect a fundamental or highly-valued aspect of the environment or an important environmental issue|
|3.||Be either national in scope or applicable to regional environmental issues of national significance|
|5.||Be capable of being monitored to provide statistically verifiable and reproducible data that shows trends over time and, preferably, apply to a broad range of environmental regions|
|7.||Be easy to understand|
|10.||Have relevance to policy and management needs|
|11.||Contribute to monitoring of progress towards implementing commitments in nationally important environmental policies|
|12.||Where possible and appropriate, facilitate community involvement|
Temporal range of the available data, as described by the metadata record, is from 30-Sep-2000 .
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Total material returned to Australia from Mawson (details)
Total material returned to Australia from Casey (details)
Total material returned to Australia from Davis (details)
Total material returned to Australia from Macquarie Island (details)
' This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=SOE_RTA_waste when using these data. '
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This is the first data set for the indicator. These and future figures may not be immediately indicative of the waste annually generated, eg the 2000/01 data may include waste that was not able to be retrieved in the 1999/00 shipping season. Early season resupplies (as typically occurs for Davis) may also result in waste being returned to Australia a season later than the calendar year in which it was generated. Significant variations in total waste reported are also expected as major clean-up programs of old sites occur.
The categories used are those adopted by the AAD's waste management contractor. In calculating "Total material returned to Australia", 1 litre of fluid (oil, fuel, paint) is deemed to weigh 1 kilogram. "Other waste" typically includes a large component of building materials and rubble associated with construction or decommissioning activities.
Approximately 55% of the waste returned in 2000/01 was reused, recycled or otherwise diverted from landfill. Waste treated and disposed (not land filled), reused or recycled, typically includes battery acid, laboratory chemicals, sewage sludge, grey water, paint, oil, paper, glass, aluminium, plastic (PET and HDPE), steel, copper, building materials and brass.
36% of the waste returned to Australia in the 2001/02 summer was diverted from landfill. 37% of the waste returned to Australia in the 2002/03 summer was diverted from landfill.
In 2010-11, 33% of waste returned to Australia from the stations was diverted from landfill. In 2011-12, 40% of the waste returned to Australia from the stations was diverted from landfill, which included a large amount of recycling returned from Mawson station that was not collected in 2010-11, due to the inability of the ship to get into Mawson that season due to large icebergs blocking the flow of fast ice out of the Mawson region. All resupply done by helicopter that season and much RTA was left til 2011-12 season for retrieval. LF
For definitions of the Scale categories, consult the Explanation of the Status Categories
|Project 726 - A Transnational Analysis of Waste Management Strategies: Legal, Policy and Implementation Dimensions of the Madrid Protocol|
|SOE Indicator 47 - Number and nature of incidents resulting in environmental impact|
|SOE Indicator 48 - Station and ship person days|
|SOE Indicator 54 - Amount of waste incinerated at Australian Antarctic Stations|
|SOE Indicator 57 - Monthly incinerator fuel usage of Australian Antarctic Stations|
|SOE Indicator 69 - Resources committed to environmental issues|
|SOE Indicator 77 - Meteorological Radiosonde Pollution at Australian Antarctic Stations|
The properties link can be used to view details of the parameters measured for this indicator.
|Parameter Name||Unit of measure||Properties|
|Asbestos Contaminated Materials||kg||Properties|
|Co-mingled glass and plastics||kilograms||Properties|
|Cooking Oil and Fat||Litres||Properties|
|Food - General||kilograms||Properties|
|Total material returned to Australia||Kilograms||Properties|
|Volume of discharge||litres||Properties|
|Wood and Wood Products||kilograms||Properties|
The following parameters and/or sensor notes are from the metadata record.
Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset
Download page for Australian Antarctic Data Centre