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Waste management

Disposal of waste materials on Norfolk Island poses special challenges, but also unique opportunities. Norfolk Island lacks a foundry so steel waste cannot be re-forged and other metals such as in car batteries need to be transported back to mainland Australia or New Zealand for processing.

Headstone tip – on fire before the residual is pushed into the ocean.


Further reading

The Norfolk Wave initiative, initiated by local identities Rose Evans and Nat Grube, aims to embed the principles of re-use, re-cycle and re-fill into the consumption of materials on the Island.

The 2020 Review of Norfolk Island Waste Management Systems by Stewart Williams of Marine Plastic Solutions and Monash University. Strengthening Norfolk Island’s Food System For Food Security And Resilience c.2021.