AUSTRALIA’S building materials are often made from recycled materials such as plastic bottles, cardboard, and cardboard boxes, but the quality is often questionable.
Read moreHere’s a guide to the building materials Australians consume.AUSTRALIANS USE A LOT OF BUCKETS AND PAPERBACKS AUSTRIA has about 1.3 billion people and more than one-quarter of the world’s population, making it one of the most densely populated nations in the world.
Australia has one of Australia’s largest populations of people with an average age of just over 45.
Buckets and paperbacks account for about 30 per cent of Australian consumption.
AUSTRICS TOP 25 BEER POTENTIALLY ENLIGHTENED BEER is one of many categories Australians choose to drink.
Beverages include coffee, iced tea, chai tea, tea with cream and fruit juices, lager and a range of craft beer styles.
While the Australian drink is traditionally dominated by iced teas, craft beers are now the top selling beer styles globally.
Beverage companies are taking advantage of the growing popularity of iced teas and craft beer styles.
Brett Lee, chief executive of Sydney-based craft beer chain Aussie Brewing, said Australia had become a global hot spot for iced drinks.
“We are going to expand into other areas and have more iced beverages in Australia, especially in the cities,” he said.
The craft beer boom is driving a surge in interest in iced drinking, Mr Lee said.
“When we launched in Sydney we were in our early stages of the growth.
Now, we are going well into the second half of the year,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
Craft beers are being exported to markets such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe.
In recent months, Icelandic craft beer brand Rök is expanding to Australia.
Icelanders are also moving into Australia, importing iced brews and iced coffee.
But craft beer drinkers in Australia have become increasingly vocal about iced drink shortages.
Last month, Drunken Joe, a popular Australian comedian and beer enthusiast, wrote on his blog: “When is iced beer going to become available in Australia?”
He urged Australians to “get it on with your lives” and drink iced water.
Drinking water is not a luxury in Australia but a necessity for many Australians, and the rise of ice-free iced coffees has led to more demand for ice water.AAP/ABC