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State of the environment

  • SoE2015: Interstate trackable waste received

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    About 87% of the trackable waste received in Queensland from other Australian states and territories in 2014-2015 came from New South Wales.
  • SoE2015: Main material types littered

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    Cigarette butts are the most common type of litter although they make up only a very small fraction of the total volume of litter.
  • SoE2015: Trackable waste landfilled

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    In 2014-2015, 63% of trackable waste (by waste amount) disposed to landfill in Queensland was in the high level waste category of 'solid and sludge wastes requiring special...
  • SoE2015: Trackable waste recovered

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    In 2014-2015, 52% of the trackable waste (by waste amount) recovered (which includes recycling, reclamation, direct re-use or alternative use of the waste) in Queensland was in...
  • SoE2015: Average rainfall

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    In 2012, Queensland experienced a wetter than average year, but then experienced much drier years from 2013-2015, leading to widespread drought.
  • SoE2015: Particulate concentrations

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    Particle concentrations have exceeded National Environmental Protection Measures (NEPM) Air Quality Standards since monitoring began in 1986.
  • SoE2015: Southern Oscillation Index

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    A transition occurred, from a La Niña in early 2012 to a strong El Niño during the second half of 2015.
  • SoE2015: Queensland heritage places

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    Since 2012, 66 Queensland Heritage Places have been entered in the Queensland Heritage Register.
  • SoE2015: Erosion prone area

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    Coastal erosion continues to impact the Queensland coast, with several major incidents at developed areas.
  • SoE2015: Queensland heritage places destroyed

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    No State Heritage Places were destroyed between 2012 and 2015; however five places destroyed prior to 2012 have been removed from the Queensland Heritage Register.
  • SoE2015: Vehicle kilometres travelled

    3 recent views 52 total views
    Total motor vehicle travel (cars, trucks, buses), expressed as total vehicle kilometres travelled, shows continued and sustained growth over time.
  • SoE2015: Number of registered vehicles

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    The total number of registered motor vehicles shows continued and sustained growth over time.
  • SoE2015: Major air pollutants

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    The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) tracks air pollutant emissions for industrial sources across Australia.
  • SoE2015: Interstate household waste received

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    In 2014-2015, about 45,000 tonnes of household waste generated interstate was transported to Queensland landfills for disposal.
  • SoE2015: Storm tide inundation

    1 recent views 44 total views
    Storm tide inundation events continue to impact the coast, however, no severe events were recorded for human settlements for 2012-2015.
  • SoE2015: Sea level

    1 recent views 53 total views
    A trend of mean sea level rise to the present time is discernible in the historical tide gauge record in Queensland however seasonal trends dominated changes in the 2012-2015...
  • SoE2015: Ozone concentrations

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    While ozone levels in Townsville and Gladstone have never exceeded air quality standards, South East Queensland experienced exceedences in 2005, 2011 and 2015.
  • SoE2015: Evaporation rate

    3 recent views 49 total views
    In Queensland, potential evaporation is much higher than mean annual rainfall in semi-arid inland locations.
  • SoE2015: Vehicle emissions

    6 recent views 54 total views
    Emissions from motor vehicles are a function of many factors, but most importantly total travel, fleet mix and emission control technology and driving behaviour.
  • SoE2015: Lead concentrations

    2 recent views 16 total views
    Routine monitoring of lead in air is no longer undertaken in South East Queensland due to the removal of lead in petrol.

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