The Australian waste and resource recovery industry contributes $4.8b directly to the economy. The industry generated $16 billion in revenue in 2018-19, creating an additional $34 billion across the economy, leading to a total revenue impact of $50 billion. It supports an estimated 106,500 jobs – 36,000 directly and 70,500 indirectly. The waste export bans and government initiatives to boost domestic recycling are expected to generate an additional 1,900 jobs, $3.6 billion in turnover and $1.5 billion to GDP over the next 20 years .