Recycling in crisis

Posted on: Sun 6 May 2018

On April 27, Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg met with his state and territory counterparts to discuss a response to China’s new import restrictions on Australian recyclables. China has set low contamination levels on various streams of waste, making it a virtual ban.

What will the effect be here? To examine what steps Australia needs to take and to provide a background on the Chinese decision, Barometer’s Des Lawrence speaks to Elsa Dominish, Senior Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

China’s recycling ‘ban’ throws Australia into a very messy waste crisis

Produced by Des Lawrence

Image: pixabay


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