Waste woes as recycling export laws change
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As of today, plastics will only be eligible for export if they have been sorted into single resin or polymer type, or processed with other materials into processed engineered fuel.
While the government says this change will create new jobs and new opportunities for industries to recycle onshore, many industry bodies say they aren’t ready for the ban.
Produced By: Amanda Copp
Featured In Story: Josh Wilson, Shadow Assistant Minister for the Environment, Rose Read, CEO, The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council, and Sussan Ley, Minister for the Environment
First aired on The Wire, Thursday, 01 July 2021