ASEA releases updated stocks and flows model for asbestos


Tuesday, 07 December, 2021

ASEA releases updated stocks and flows model for asbestos

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) has released updated asbestos stocks and flows information for Australia — this updated model estimates from 2015, and reflects new information from literature and industry experts. The model estimates the amount of legacy asbestos remaining in the built environment (stocks) and the quantity of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) reaching the end of its productive life and is now becoming waste or is in disuse (flows).

The updated estimates show that in 2021, around 6.4 million tonnes of legacy asbestos remains in the built environment in Australia. This includes 3.4 million tonnes of asbestos cement pipes, 1.7 million tonnes of asbestos cement sheeting (domestic) and one million tonnes of asbestos cement sheeting (commercial). Together, asbestos cement pipes and commercial and domestic sheeting make up approximately 95% of the remaining legacy asbestos in the built environment in Australia.

This project was undertaken in partnership with Blue Environment. Further information can be found in the updated asbestos stocks and flows estimates infographic and the 2015 Australian stocks and flows model.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Bernard MAURIN

Related News

CFMEU prioritises safety as work recommences at Grosvenor mine

The CFMEU has called for safety to be prioritised as operations recommence at Anglo...

Company fined for endangering workers in fuel tank container fire

An industrial equipment supplier has been fined $41,500 after two workers were almost seriously...

Peak Gold Mine heat stress death leads to $480,000 fine

A company has been convicted and fined after a man died working in hot and inadequately...


  • All content Copyright © 2022 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd