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Figure 6.2: Estimates of the composition of waste disposed of to landfills, 2004

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Source: Waste Not Consulting, 2006. 

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Overall composition 

Organics

23%

Paper

15%

Plastic

9%

Ferrous metal

5%

Non-ferrous metal

1%

Glass

2%

Nappies & sanitary

3%

Textiles

4%

Rubble, concrete, etc

12%

Rubber

1%

Timber

14%

Potentially hazardous

11%