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Waste & Recycling November 19, 2019 07:30:09 AM

Industry Warns Australia’s Waste Export Ban Destined to Fail

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Australia had recently set its timeframe to ban the recyclable waste it exports to other countries, with a phase-out of the expensive practice beginning in July next year.

Industry Warns Australia’s Waste Export Ban Destined to Fail

SEATTLE (Waste 360): Representatives from Australia’s waste and recycling industry are warning officials that Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s plan to implement a recycled waste export ban will fail unless it is backed with “hundreds of millions of dollars in funding and a requirement that public agencies use recycled material,” The Guardian reports.

According to the report, industry representatives expressed their concern over a draft plan that failed to include policies or funding to help develop a local industry to process materials that would no longer be exported. They also raised concerns over “an apparent lack of action.”

Australia had recently set its timeframe to ban the recyclable waste it exports to other countries, with a phase-out of the expensive practice beginning in July next year. Under the plan, from July 2020, glass waste will be banned for export, followed by mixed waste plastics the following year and tires in December 2021. All remaining waste products, including mixed paper and cardboard, will be banned no later than June 30, 2022.

Courtesy: www.waste360.com

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